White House Submits Petition to FCC Challenging Big Tech

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The White House on Wednesday confirmed the Department of Commerce had filed a petition to the Federal Communications Commission challenging the regulation of large Silicon Valley social media companies.

“President Trump will continue to fight back against unfair, un-American, and politically biased censorship of Americans online,” the statement from the White House press secretary said.

The petition to clarify the scope of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was filed on Monday, the White House said.

“The petition requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarify that Section 230 does not permit social media companies that alter or editorialize users’ speech to escape civil liability,” the statement from the White House explained.