Trump wanted to block the defense budget because of the point about social networks

Trump wanted to block the defense budget because of the point about social networks

U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to block the country’s defense budget for 2021 because of a clause allowing social networks to evade responsibility for users’ messages and to pursue an editorial policy towards them.

The spokesperson stressed that the American leader is serious about this issue. According to Trump, Article 230 of the Decency in Communications Act, which is contained in the defense budget, jeopardizes elections and national security.

According to this paragraph, social networks are not responsible for user comments and can make changes in them. Trump and his administration are in favor of holding sites accountable for censorship.

After the election, Twitter marked many of Trump’s messages as “untrue” or blocked them. The social networks themselves claim that they do not suppress anyone’s views, but limit or remove content that is contrary to their rules. At the same time, state and party leaders fall under the protection of some companies, for example, Twitter.