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Trump’s war on Twitter could blow up in his face in the worst possible way: CNN host

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Following the decision of Twitter to block the spread of a controversial and discredited New York Post article about Hunter Biden, President Donald Trump has called for retaliatory action against internet “censorship” by repealing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — the rule shielding internet platforms, from big social media sites to small blogs and comments sections, from legal liability for what third-party users post on their sites.

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But as CNN’s Michael Smerconish pointed out on Saturday, the net effect of repealing Section 230 would be to encourage tech platforms to engage in more censorship — and one of the biggest losers could be Trump himself.

“President Trump is calling Facebook and Twitter a ‘monster’ and threatening to go after them, repeal Section 230,” said Smerconish. “In my view, this controversy raises issues that transcend the current election. And for the president, maybe this is a case of be careful what you wish for.”

“This suggests that Trump’s issue with Facebook and Twitter is their alleged censorship,” continued Smerconish. “But if his dream of a world without 230 actually came true, it might have far greater degrees of content restriction, focused on content that might subject platforms to legal liability. And I can think of one figure whom those platforms might immediately consider restricting in a world without 230 as a liability shield.”

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