Biden tells the New York Times he would revoke Section 230 protections and hold Facebook (and other sites) liable for their content.
Source: ERIC BOEHM
In an interview with the New York Times‘ editorial board, former Vice President Joe Biden made his most stringent call yet for cracking down on free speech on the internet.
After being asked by the Times about previous comments Biden has made regarding Facebook’s refusal to remove negative ads targeting his campaign, the Democratic front-runner attacked both the social media platform and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
“I’ve never been a fan of Facebook,” Biden says. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan, I think he’s a real problem.”
Biden and Facebook have been feuding for months, as Reason has previously covered. In an October letter to Facebook, Biden’s campaign called on the social media site to reject political ads containing “previously debunked content”—like a Trump campaign ad linking Biden and his son, Hunter, to corruption in Ukraine. Shortly afterwards, Zuckerberg said the company’s policies were “grounded in Facebook’s fundamental belief in free expression, respect for the democratic process, and the belief that, in mature democracies with a free press, political speech is already arguably the most scrutinized speech there is.”