“One week ago today, freshman senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) introduced a bill requiring large social-media companies to prove to the Federal Trade Commission that their platforms are not politically biased. Failure to satisfy the FTC in this regard would result in companies such as Facebook and Twitter losing immunity from liability for defamatory content posted by their users, meaning they could be sued out of existence.
Hawley’s proposal drew sharp criticism from several voices on the right, including our own David French, who wrote that the bill is both unconstitutional and unwise. On Capitol Hill, there hasn’t been a groundswell of support for Hawley’s legislation, which currently has zero cosponsors. But neither has there been much pushback from Hawley’s Republican colleagues. …”
Is the GOP going to do anything about social media censorship?
Is the GOP going to do anything about Antifa violence?
Is the GOP going to do anything about our ongoing cultural slide?
Is the GOP going to do anything about the unsustainable levels of legal and illegal immigration?
Is the GOP going to do anything about the suicide and opioid epidemic in White America?
Is the GOP going to do anything about the deindustrialization of Middle America?
Is the GOP going to do anything about the looming automation crisis?
Is the GOP going to do anything about America’s loss of social cohesion?
What do you think?
No, the GOP as always has been focused on three things: starting stupid new wars in the Middle East, passing tax cuts and deregulation for powerful corporate interests and giving Bibi Netanyahu anything he wants because Jewish donors are buying the policy agenda. It used its last days of control of the last Congress to pass criminal justice reform for the Koch Brothers.
We’re going to hear from the Democrats tonight about what they have to offer. Some of their ideas are good like Universal Basic Income, no more stupid wars in the Middle East and student loan forgiveness. Some of their ideas are bad like reconvening the Inquisition to go after White Nationalists and complete and total open borders.