Ever since President Trump has taken office, it has been clear to anyone being even a little bit honest or fair that social media has waged a campaign against Republicans and conservatives. It is a war that began before Trump was elected but gathered steam over the last 3 1/2 years.
A prime example of this occurred this past week when medical professionals declared that hydroxychloroquine works for patients with DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named). The video shows doctors who use hydroxychloroquine to successfully treat patients. That video has been banned by all social media outlets.
One doctor, Stella Immanuel, MD, a primary care doctor from Houston claimed he treated 350 patients using that drug along with zinc and other similar treatments and he had no patients die. Now, why would social media ban such a video?
The reason is simple. President Trump touted it and immediately Democrats, the mainstream media and social networking worked tirelessly trying to paint hydroxychloroquine, not only as ineffective but dangerous as well. The federal government is sitting on millions of doses of the drug but because many states with Democrats governors have banned its use.
How many people have died because hydroxychloroquine was not available to them?
President Trump’s new recommendations would prevent banning or censoring or even editing conservative content and demands transparency in the practices they use in suspending or banning accounts. What this does is define section 230 which is what protects social media giants from lawsuits.
BREAKING: President Trump directs FCC to implement Executive Order Preventing Online Censorship to limit Section 230 https://t.co/u8VTIVtWXZ
— Too Big to Manage Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 29, 2020
This is HUGE: @realDonaldTrump strikes a blow enabling Americans to protect our most essential freedoms from the censors.
— Jeff Ballabon (@ballabon) July 29, 2020
On Monday, the Department of Commerce, as directed by President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, filed a petition to clarify the scope of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The petition requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarify that Section 230 does not permit social media companies that alter or editorialize users’ speech to escape civil liability. The petition also requests that the FCC clarify when an online platform curates content in “good faith,” and requests transparency requirements on their moderation practices, similar to requirements imposed on broadband service providers under Title I of the Communications Act. President Trump will continue to fight back against unfair, un-American, and politically biased censorship of Americans online.