Big Tech Is Undermining Democracy; It’s Time To Take Back Control
Free speech is fundamental to democracy, but as unelected Big Tech publishers become the gatekeepers of the flow of information, this pillar of the American experiment is crumbling beneath us. Misinformation has always been a challenge, but it was formerly held in check by laws against libel and slander. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act removed those checks by shielding Big Tech publishers like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, from the lawsuits that normally restrain the distribution of misinformation. Repeal of Section 230 is vital.