By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-23-20
As promised, President Trump has vetoed the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, a massive defense policy bill that he had opposed for, among other things, that it did not include amendments that would have taken aim at social media’s Sec. 230 immunity from civil liability over third-party content moderation.
The House passed the bill Dec. 11 by a vote of 377 to 48. The Senate passed it Dec. 17 by a veto-proof vote of 86 to 8, so it could override the veto, but that will likely take until early January.
Aiming his comments at Congress, he said in his veto message: “Your failure to terminate the very dangerous national security risk of Section 230 will make our intelligence virtually impossible to conduct without everyone knowing what we are doing at every step. The Act fails even to make any meaningful changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, despite bipartisan calls for repealing that provision.” » Read More