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ItsjustMe

(11,318 posts)
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:24 PM Dec 2020

Why Trump vetoed bipartisan defense spending bill (CNN)

President Donald Trump vetoed the sweeping defense bill that both chambers of Congress recently passed by veto-proof majorities, setting up a possible veto override that would pit members of his own party against him.
Trump had previously threatened to veto the defense bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, because it doesn't include a repeal of Section 230, a law that shields internet companies from liability for what is posted on their websites by them or third parties.
The bill includes provisions to limit how much money Trump can move around for his border wall and another that would require the military to rename bases that were named after figures from the Confederacy.

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Why Trump vetoed bipartisan defense spending bill (CNN) (Original Post) ItsjustMe Dec 2020 OP
Getting rid of Section 230 could destroy right wing media C_U_L8R Dec 2020 #1
They didn't mention what might be the real reason... subterranean Dec 2020 #2

C_U_L8R

(45,088 posts)
1. Getting rid of Section 230 could destroy right wing media
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 09:48 PM
Dec 2020

Along with every other form of free expression. What a dumb authoritarian idea.

subterranean

(3,428 posts)
2. They didn't mention what might be the real reason...
Wed Dec 23, 2020, 10:15 PM
Dec 2020

the provision that effectively bans anonymous shell companies. Not good for Russian money launderers.

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