Tell me again that Section 230 is a good idea - Facebook and Georgia

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They are making this worse for themselves as there will be a backlash and it will not be good for the tech/media conglomerate. From The Epoch Times:

Facebook Shuts Down Page for GOP Senate Campaigns Just Before Georgia Runoffs
Facebook shut down a fundraising page for Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) just days before voters head to the polls to decide between the Republicans and their Democratic challengers.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) runs the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for the NRSC and the campaigns for Loeffler and Perdue.

According to a screenshot from the committee, Facebook alerted them that the page for the fund was disabled “for policy violation.”

The page allegedly violated a policy against unacceptable business practices.

“We don’t allow ads that promote products, services, schemes, or offers using deceptive or misleading practices, including those meant to mislead or scam people out of money or personal information,” the alert said.

Before AT&T was broken up into the Baby Bells, all they were doing was price fixing and gouging - not allowing private equipment (personally owned telephones) to be attached to Bell lines, egregious pricing, etc...  This was enough to trigger an anti-trust action and to break the company up.  What Facebook et. al. are doing is 1,000's of times worse.

I am not a fan of government regulation but sometimes, it can be called for - we are witnessing the perfect example in this current election cycle.

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