Trump ‘Serious’ About Defense Bill Veto Over Section 230, McEnany Says

WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed on Dec. 2 that President Donald Trump is serious about vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act if it doesn't include a repeal of Section 230 protections for social media giants. "Yes, the president is serious about it," McEnany said when asked during a press briefing. A veto would block the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, and if it's not signed by Dec. 11, a stopgap measure is likely, but a government shutdown is also possible. "If the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill," Trump wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1. Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act currently protects social media companies from liability for what their users post, because they're not considered publishers. "It's essentially a shield that is ...

Trump ‘Serious’ About Defense Bill Veto Over Section 230,
McEnany Says
WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed on Dec. 2 that President Donald Trump is serious about vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act if it doesn't include a repeal of Section 230 protections for social media giants. "Yes, the president is serious about it," McEnany said when asked during a press briefing. A veto would block the $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, and if it's not signed by Dec. 11, a stopgap measure is likely, but a government shutdown is also possible. "If the very dangerous & unfair Section 230 is not completely terminated as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), I will be forced to unequivocally VETO the Bill," Trump wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1. Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act currently protects social media companies from liability for what their users post, because they're not considered publishers. "It's essentially a shield that is ...