FCC Director Ajit Pai issues MAJOR statement on Section 230 after Facebook, Twitter go on censorship rampage

Ajit Pai, the FCC Director, has just issued a major statement saying he’ll be soon clarifying the meaning of Section 230:

His statement comes two days after Facebook and Twitter have begun censoring the New York Post over articles that could hurt Joe Biden.

Pai says he’s been advised by the Commission’s general counsel that the FCC has the legal authority to interpret Section 230. He notes that many interpret Section 230 in an “overly broad” way that gives too many protections to social media companies.

Thus, Pai writes that he will begin a rulemaking process clarifying the meaning of Section 230. He adds that while social media companies have a First Amendment right, “they do NOT have First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters.”

Here’s a little response to Pai’s announcement:

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