Saturday, February 15, 2020

Soros joins Pelosi in attacking Facebook: The government should decide what people post on social media

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                    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has ramped up her attacks against Facebook in recent weeks, and now billionaire and anti-Article V activist George Soros has joined her.

In a recent editorial published in The New York Times, Soros argues that Mark Zuckerberg should no longer be in control on the company he founded.

“I repeat and reaffirm my accusation against Facebook under the leadership of Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg,” he concluded. “They follow only one guiding principle: Maximize profits irrespective of the consequences. One way or another, they should not be left in control of Facebook.”

Soros cites Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which immunizes most large social media platforms from liability for defamation. Without these protections, social media companies would be forced to follow government protocols for what they can and cannot allow on their social media accounts.

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