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Trump threatens to veto National Defense Authorization Act 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trump demands that the norm on the abolishing of the law on protecting tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter should be included in the defense budget
14:13, 2 December 2020

ABC News

U.S. President Donald Trump stated he would veto the National Defense Authorization Act with a $740 billion budget as Reuters reported.

Trump demands that the norm on the abolishing of the law on protecting tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter should be included in the defense budget for the next year.

“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 when sent to the very beautiful Resolute desk,” Trump reported on Twitter.

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Section 230 on the Communications Decency Act protects the tech companies from the responsibility for the content published by the users. This norm was criticized by Trump and lawmakers-Republicans. The supporters of the president were unsatisfied with the decision of the internet-platforms in moderation of the content and accused them of stifling conservative voices.

The Congress representatives expressed skepticism that Trump would veto the law on the defense budget.

On the other side, the Democrat lawmakers would not agree with Section 230 on the Communications Decency Act because it provides vital protection to the social network companies.

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The sphere of the National Defense Authorization Act is quite extended. It determines the policy of the United States Department of Defense and regulates everything tied with it – from the increase of the salary of the military men up to the number of aircraft that should be purchased.

Moreover, the act also includes the items of expenditure, including the military aid to Ukraine.

As we reported, Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced a draft bill on providing Ukraine with 300 million dollars of annual military financing and other support.

 

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