AG: Social Media Guilty of Censorship

AG: Social Media Guilty of Censorship

(NewsReady.com) – Social media platforms are in hot water. President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed to strip them of their immunity from lawsuits if they keep censoring Americans. The move came after Twitter added a fact-check alert to two of the president’s tweets. Recently, the country’s top lawyer agreed that something’s going on.

During an interview with Fox News’ “Special Report,” host Bret Baier asked Attorney General William Barr if he thought social media was censoring conservatives and the president. The AG responded by saying the companies “…are now engaged in censorship.” He went on to say the companies are “…acting much more like publishers.”

That’s an important distinction, because if social media sites are acting like publishers, then they’re liable for the content posted. In other words, people can sue them. That’s the meat behind Trump’s executive order.

Barr’s interview with Baier makes it obvious the president’s administration hasn’t forgotten about the problem with social media companies. With the election right around the corner, it’s more important than ever before that Americans be allowed to express their rights.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. FACEBOOK , TWITTER, MESSENGER CENSOR EVERYTHING THEY CAN FROM THE RIGHT, THE LEFT IS ABLE TO INSULT AND SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT ABOUT THE RIGHT, AND NOTHING IS DONE AGAINST THEM! I HOPE THE GOVERNMENT MAKES STRICTER LAWS AGAINST THESE PEOPLE WHO CENSOR EVERYTHING FROM THE RIGHT! SOCIAL MEDIA SHOULD BE ABOLISHED.! EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO MAKE THEIR POINT !

  2. It is not just the social media sites are censoring. At the end of 99% of the articles on Yahoo, there are comment sections. These comment sections are constantly being censored of pretty much all Conservative comments. I follow their rules, but at least 2 of five are deleted within minutes after I post them.
    There rules state that you are not allow to post a link or web site. Leftists constantly post links to other sites, and they will stay up without any problem. If you post a link to a Conservative site, it will be deleted within minutes.

  3. We’re just glad, that President Trump is taking action. Sometimes, when problems are ignored they get bigger and bolder.

  4. They have the same immunity as telephone companies. Can you imagine what would happen if a telephone company tried to censor what you say?

  5. Social media platforms should be regulated like utilities because they use something that is public property to make their money: the internet. The Internet was developed by the United States government and, as such, belongs to the people of the United States who are represented by their government.

    • Interesting I did NOT know this about the internet. Thank You for that information. One sure wouldn’t know from the way the libertines manipulate the Truth.

  6. I pray Social media is considered to be a publisher, and can be sued. They shouldn’t have the right to censor anyone as they blatantly do to the right! Social media is causing a great deal of the division in America, along with the MSM and Liberal leftists.

  7. FaceBook and Twitter Censor Conservative and Libertarian help of views FOR the Commie, muslim, Liberal RAT ideology !!!!!

  8. You grant immunity to an outfit like this and you might as well just not bother saying anything! That was just a very dumb decision, no matter who made it!!!

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