Back on July 17th, The Epoch Times reported on a Section 230 case.
A little-watched civil rights case that threatens Silicon Valley’s Section 230 immunity took a huge step forward on July 16, as an appeals court that rarely does so agreed to review a lower court’s decision.
The U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit in New York agreed to review a lower court’s ruling that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) protects Big Tech companies such as Vimeo from civil rights liability in censorship cases.
Big Tech censorship became a hot button issue during the 2020 presidential campaign when then-President Donald Trump was selectively censored by Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
The controversy became especially heated late in the campaign when a New York Post series of news articles regarding the allegedly corrupt business dealings of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was banned by the Big Tech giants.
Now, we have this.
5 of the 10 Judges who are set to rule on this case are Trump appointees.
Another one is a Bush appointee.
A pastor who gave up homosexuality to pursue Christianity, marry a woman, have kids, and spread the Word may end online censorship by Big Tech, with the help of 5 appellate judges appointed by President Trump.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to give Pastor Jim Domen’s case against Vimeo a hearing by all 10 judges, 5 of whom are Trump appointees. Along with a Bush 41 judge, that gives the Constitution a 6-4 advantage.
You can see the banned videos here. The issue is whether a company protected from liability for content under Section 230 can then turn around and censor people.
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