Back in August after Twitter locked the campaign of Senate Mitch McConnell demanding that he should remove video of protestors who were threatening to cause violence in front of his house, a war had erupted. The company stated that it has taken the action since it violated community rules. Contrary to this, Republicans launched an assault as they stated that it is a bias move on behalf of the company. Senate Josh Hawley stated that the real problem is that the companies start to make rules for their little communities.
Hawley in one of the members of GOP lawmakers who is at war against Section 230 which has provided protection to companies against hostile content and they can set their own standards. Most of the experts are stating that changes which Hawley is demanding is due to section 230’s misunderstanding.
While conversing with the press Michael Beckerman said that Congressmen are stating things which are opposite to reality. He further stated that due to section 230 users can effectively generate content over the internet. It contains various categories like Wikipedia entries, Instagram photos, internet posts and shopping reviews.
Before the formulation of section 230, it was unclear whether any internet company will publish such opinions from users without getting sued or defamed. As per the section 230, the person who is providing the information will be considered as liable.
Like Republicans, Democrats have also advised companies to check on the data which they are providing to the masses. In August, Beto O’Rourke stated that he would like to rewrite section 230 as per prevention plan for gun violence. In his proposal O’Rourke stated that internet platforms that do not put a ban on hateful activities should get devoid of any type of immunity. He further stated that it is the need of hour to fight back against radicalism as well as white supremacy which is taking place over the internet.