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The White House is trying to repeal Section 230 during Trump's final months in office, according to The New York Times.
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is reportedly offering to support a key defense bill — as long as Democratic lawmakers agree to include a provision that revokes the internet's liability shield.
That defense bill has stalled over the White House's opposition to a provision that would strip Confederate leaders' names from military bases. Meadows is said to have told lawmakers that Trump would drop his objection in exchange for a Section 230 repeal.
Emily Birnbaum ( @birnbaum_e) is a tech policy reporter with Protocol. Her coverage focuses on the U.S. government's attempts to regulate one of the most powerful industries in the world, with a focus on antitrust, privacy and politics. Previously, she worked as a tech policy reporter with The Hill after spending several months as a breaking news reporter. She is a Bethesda, Maryland native and proud Kenyon College alumna.