A judge appointed by former President Donald Trump has issued a temporary order barring the Biden administration and federal officials from communicating with social media companies. The state attorneys of Louisiana and Missouri, who were appointed by Trump, have obtained a temporary restraining order, The Washington Post reported.
Last year, two Republican attorneys filed lawsuits against President Joe Biden and other top government officials, such as Dr Anthony Fauci and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who were accused of spreading COVID-19 lab leak theories, the 2020 election, and more. Meta is partnering with Twitter and YouTube to remove “verification information” related to topics.
Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act was first passed in the year 1996. Under this, Internet companies get legal protection from the data shared on their website. Section 230 is an amendment to the law that makes users responsible for their online comments and posts. During the presidential election campaign last year, President Biden talked about abolishing Section 230. Judge Terry A. Doughty, has not yet made a final decision.
Former President Donald Trump wanted to end this section, but he failed. In recent years, several MPs have also advocated legislation to rein in Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet, Amazon and Apple. Talks between lawmakers and Biden allies indicate that the White House has begun discussions to rein in big tech companies.