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Newspaper Lobbyists and Encryption Foes
Join the Chorus Against Section 230

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Posted By: zoidberg, 2/21/2020 10:52:50 AM

The Department of Justice has joined the campaign against Section 230, the federal law that enables the internet as we know it. Its effort is probably part of Washington's ongoing battle against encrypted communications. And legacy news media companies are apparently all to happy to help them in this fight.(Snip) Section 230 has never prevented the Justice Department from enforcing federal criminal statutes against online violators, as many have misleadingly argued. (For a quick debunking of more Section 230 myths, see this video.) It acts as a shield against civil lawsuits and against state and local criminal charges.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1 2/21/2020 11:09:50 AM (No. 325301)
If googly, fakebook. tweeter and other leftard controlled companies want to censor content, they shouldn't be allowed to claim they are just a platform and therefore should be protected. If they want the protection, they shouldn't censor content.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ken M. 2/21/2020 11:12:30 AM (No. 325306)
It's not a stretch to see this hitting close to home. LCom could become the saloon rather than the salon.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 2/21/2020 1:47:47 PM (No. 325492)
Encryption is strictly controlled by the NSA. Their main concern is their ability to be able to break any type of encryption before they allow its use. It they don't allow a particular coding method for text, voice, graphics, etc. that means they can't break it (yet.)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 2/21/2020 3:59:59 PM (No. 325577)
Difficult to sort out the facts in this article. BUT, Fakebook, Twitter, etc should NOT be free to take down content that is somehow politically "unapproved". They are relentlessly, radically, irrationally leftist extremists - and should NOT be in a position to decide what content stays up. They have already PROVEN to seriously discriminate against conservative voices and ideas on their platforms.
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