Facebook, Twitter, and other tech giants have spent the last few years trying to convince Congress and the American people that they don’t wield as much power as they do and that they deserve to continue benefitting from a sweetheart deal in U.S. communications law. That facade stops today after Big Tech unconscionably censored a New York Post report that exposes lies straight out of the mouth of their preferred candidate Joe Biden. Big Tech, led by Facebook and Twitter, have officially interfered in the election — and they’ve unequivocally proclaimed they are publishers, not platforms.
For too long, tech giants have enjoyed cushy protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which affords immunity for websites that host third-party content, treating them as platforms rather than publishers. The core of Section 230 states:
No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another