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Trump cites failure to roll back tech company immunity in vetoing defense budget

December 24, 2020

Via: Jurist

President Trump followed through on threats to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, complaining that it “fails to make any meaningful changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, despite bipartisan calls for repealing that provision.” In his memo communicating his veto to the House he said that Section 230, absolving technology companies of liability for user-generated content, allows foreign countries to spread disinformation and therefore poses a threat to national security. Trump began targeting Section 230 after Facebook and Twitter began fact-checking his tweets.

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