Former President Donald Trump unveiled a five-point plan to tackle censorship Thursday night, vowing to protect “lawful speech” from being labeled as disinformation. Newsmax provided coverage of the strategy rollout.
Among the key pledges listed by Trump if he wins the 2024 presidential election are the signing of an executive order barring government “collusion” with Big Tech and investigating the Biden administration’s dealings with social media platforms.
“I will order the Department of Justice to investigate all parties involved in the new online censorship regime … and to aggressively prosecute any and all crimes identified,” the former president outlined, listing a number of potential violations.
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Trump also stated that he would bar federal money from labeling speech as disinformation and fire any federal bureaucrat who participated in it, urging House Republicans to immediately send “preservation letters” ensuring evidence is not destroyed.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act appears to be getting a revisit if Trump wins again in 2024, stressing that he would ask Congress to “send a bill to my desk” revising the doctrine “to get big, online platforms to get out of the censorship business.”
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