By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 1-8-21

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he is not planning on issuing a rulemaking on Section 230 before he exits the Commission Jan. 20. He also said of the violence at the Capitol this week that it was a “terrible mistake” for the president to suggest the results of the election could be changed.

Pai said he would not second guess the decisions by Twitter and Facebook to shut down Trump’s accounts, which came in the wake of what has been labeled an insurgency and coup attempt by some of the president’s followers.

Asked to comment on the violence at the Capitol and whether the president bore any responsibility for it, Pai said that “the scenes we saw were outrageous and extremely disappointing to those of us who cherish American democracy,” including the peaceful transition of power. » Read More