How the GOP War on Big Tech Encourages Censorship

Taylor Carr
Feb 4, 2021 · 10 min read

Following the Twitter ban of former president Donald Trump, Republican political figures like Senator Lindsey Graham began almost immediately calling for the repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. While controversial in some circles, this piece of legislation passed in 1996 essentially protects online platforms from liability for posts made by their users. Section 230(c)(2) specifically…