(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Politico reports that the Department of Justice now plans to defend the legal protections for social media companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. It will come as no surprise to anybody familiar with the censorship of conservatives that benefits President Joe Biden and the Democrats, but it’s also something that Joe Biden promised as a candidate in 2020 that he wouldn’t do.
Lawyers from the Department of Justice recently notified a San Francisco federal judge that they intend to weigh in on three lawsuits filed by former President Donald Trump in July which accuse major online social media companies of acting as government agencies and censoring speech on their behalf.
The suits threaten the legal protection of social media companies as platforms, rather than publishers, and pose compelling arguments that show how these private companies act on behalf of the government when they censor people online. In effect, they are breaching the First Amendment.
It’s no wonder that Biden-era DOJ lawyers are chiming in on this, is it?
Trump once again threatens their power.
Government attorneys wrote in the Trump-filed suit:
“The United States hereby intervenes in this action for the limited purpose of defending the constitutionality of Section 230(c) of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.”
They really want social media companies to keep on censoring.
Similar notices are now expected in the two other suits filed by the former president, one directed at Google and the other directed at Facebook.
A spokesperson for the Justice Department confirmed on Thursday that Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar, who was confirmed and sworn in in October, would be recused from the case – but no further information was provided.
Prelogar’s former law practice, Cooley LLP, represents a number of major tech companies including Twitter, meaning her involvement in the case would be irresponsible and inappropriate.
Section 230 provides tech companies legal protection for the content posted by its users, but tech companies routinely behave as publishers rather than platforms with regards to the way it censors content online.
President Donald Trump’s lawsuits threaten that corruption – and the Biden administration is scared.