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SOURCE: http://www.businessinsider.com/president-trump-attempt-overturn-election-changes-big-tech-run-platforms-2021-1
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At one point he'd even asked outgoing FCC chairman Ajit Pai to roll back certain legal protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields companies from being held liable for user-generated content posted to their platforms.It seems obvious that Trump never thought he'd get banned from Twitter. What happened instead is that they recognized the real extent to which their platforms are not neutral and require accountability.Even if tech companies are not liable for the content published on their sites, they're still responsible for it. Responsibility and liability aren't the same things.Tech companies, on the other hand, are responsible to their users to provide an environment and experience that aligns with what they promise. I think it's absolutely worth having a conversation about whether we want tech companies to be able to effectively erase the ability of the President to tweet or post online. The fact that people are aware of that power means that tech companies can't keep acting as if they're neutral.

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