Senate Seeks Simington FCC Nod Amid Section 230 Furor

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On September 16, in a bitter game of Washington chess, the Trump Administration moved ahead with its nomination to a FCC Commissioner’s seat — presently held by embattled Republican Mike O’Rielly.


It has everything to do with Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1996.

Late Thursday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed that he intends to move forward with a FCC rulemaking to clarify the meaning of Section 230 — something Republicans on Capitol Hill are screaming for after it became known two of the world’s biggest social media platforms blocked a New York Post article with accusatory claims regarding Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and Ukraine.

Minutes later, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation revealed that it will hold a nomination hearing for O’Rielly’s suggested successor — scheduled for one week after Election Day.

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