Today at the White House Social Media Summit, Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) discussed his Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act and President Donald Trump praised the legislation.
Senator Hawley said, “And that's why we need to step up now, and I think we need to say to them, here's the deal – Google, Facebook Twitter, they've gotten these special deals from government. They've gotten a special giveaway from government. They're treated unlike anybody else. If they want to keep their special deal, here's the bargain: they have to quit discriminating against conservatives. You agree with that? No more. No more discrimination. It's that simple. That's all were asking for.”
President Trump said, “And you know what Josh is doing right now? He’s doing some very important legislation, because we have to do something about what’s happening.”
President Trump’s praise for Sen. Hawley’s legislation comes on the heels of comments from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R- S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R- Texas) about the need to reign in Section 230 immunity for big tech companies.