The internet needs reform. Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act insulates internet companies from content liability. Its famous 26 words are that: "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider." The immunity is not specific. If your teen-age daughter is the target of internet bullying, “slut shaming,” a sex crime or even murder, the platform on which she met her tormentor is immune from responsibility. If you are the victim of fraud on the internet, cyberstalking, blackmail or extortion, the vehicle for criminal communication is immune from responsibility. If your privacy is invaded because you have given Facebook or Google too much data, it’s on you. You traded your data for a free membership. Section 230 has its roots in common law principles. The proprietor of a kiosk or bulletin board was never liable for defamatory content tacked or … [Read more...] about Is the antidote to bad speech more speech or more regulation?
With President Joe Biden securely in office and the 2024 presidential election 43 months away, the mainstream press has determined it an acceptable time to expose the frequent fibber’s most flagrant falsehoods. This week saw a plethora of so-called “fact-checkers” take issue with the blatantly false statements Biden made while announcing his “initial actions” on gun control on April 8. In touting H.R. 8, which would criminalize the private transfer of firearms, Biden stated, These bills, one, require background checks for anyone purchasing a gun at a gun show or an online sale. Most people don ’t know: If you walk into a store and you buy a gun, you have a background check. But you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check. This decades-old gun show talking point is a lie. There is no “gun show loophole” or “online sales loophole.” Federal law requires all firearm dealers to be licensed and to initiate a National Instant Criminal … [Read more...] about Biden’s Anti-Gun Lies Are Too Much Even For Legacy Press Fact Checkers
A lack of specific planning and infighting between federal agencies in the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic led to a chaotic effort to bring home hundreds of Americans from overseas that put repatriates, federal personnel and nearby communities at risk, according to a government watchdog report. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found the agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "experienced serious fundamental coordination challenges, including disagreement over whether to designate the effort as an evacuation or repatriation." The report centers around efforts between January and March 2020 to bring back to America approximately 1,100 individuals from Wuhan, China, and the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan. ADVERTISEMENT According to the report, HHS agencies did not follow repatriation plans or guidance and had not previously exercised emergency repatriation plans in the context of a pandemic, which … [Read more...] about Watchdog report faults chaotic and unsafe response to early pandemic overseas evacuations
Contraceptive coverage needed Re: “Dems look to expand access to birth control,” April 5 news story When we make sure that people are able to plan their pregnancies, it is better for health outcomes and the financial stability of families. That’s why I am excited to see that legislation (Senate Bill 9) is being considered in the Colorado General Assembly that would provide contraceptive coverage for undocumented people through the state Medicaid program and enable people who use Medicaid to get a one-year supply of oral contraceptives. Both of these provisions are incredibly important to address very real challenges that people in our state are facing to getting contraception so that they can manage their health and plan their families with health and dignity. Immigration status or income should not determine who gets to care for themselves and their families and who gets to decide how to build their families. This bill will close some very concerning gaps in access to … [Read more...] about Letters: Contraceptive coverage needed (4/19/21)
close Video Tomi Lahren calls out Maxine Waters after she 'eggs on' Minneapolis unrest Fox Nation host says California representative one of several leftists hoping for division, 'race war'. In Monday's edition of "Final Thoughts" on Fox Nation , Tomi Lahren called out Rep. Maxine Waters , D-Calif., as a "dangerous" ideologue who is endorsing criminal behavior while going unpunished both in Congress and on social media. Lahren said the 82-year-old Los Angeles lawmaker and chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee is "proudly, publicly and unapologetically inciting riots, violence, lawlessness and thuggery -- and her party, the mainstream media, collective Left and big tech henchmen don’t see a thing wrong with it." She said that Waters is one of many left-wing lawmakers who seek to encourage public unrest while dividing the United States on racial and socioeconomic lines to increase government control upon a fractured population. … [Read more...] about Tomi Lahren: Maxine Waters ‘wants a race war’; should be expelled from Congress for ‘dangerous’ incitement