Lawyer General William Barr told “Unique Report” in the second piece of a selective meeting that broadcast Tuesday that he accepts web-based life stages are “occupied with control” and is acting increasingly like “distributers.”
“Do you think these [social media] firms are by one way or another blue-penciling the president and his supporters?” have Bret Baier asked Barr.
“I think there are – these, these elements are currently occupied with oversight,” Barr reacted. “Furthermore, they once in the past held themselves out as open discussions where individuals, where the outsiders could come and express their perspectives and they developed an extensive system of eyeballs.
“They had a ton of market power dependent on that introduction,” the lawyer general included. “What’s more, presently, they are acting significantly more like distributors since they’re blue-penciling specific perspectives and placing their substance in there to reduce the effect of different individuals’ perspectives.”
Toward the end of last month, Twitter slapped an admonition mark on one of President Trump’s tweets just because, alerted perusers that despite the president’s cases, “certainty checkers” state there is “no proof” that extended, across the country mail-in casting a ballot would build misrepresentation dangers – and that “specialists state mail-in voting forms are infrequently connected to voter extortion.”
Within minutes, Trump accused Twitter of “interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election,” that the platform “is completely stifling FREE SPEECH” and vowing: “I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”
Two days later, the president signed an executive order that interprets Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 as not providing statutory liability protections for tech companies that engage in censorship and political conduct. It also cuts federal funding for social media platforms that censor users’ political views.
Baier asked Barr if he was taking “some action” on the issue.
“We are looking, as many others are, at changing Section 230, which is a rule that provides some protection for these companies…” Barr said.