Pai told C-SPAN’s “The Communicators” that the Trump administration does not have enough time to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Action, which grants Internet companies liability protection for posted content. by third parties and moderation in good faith.
“Given that reality, I don’t think it’s appropriate to move forward,” he said, according to an edited transcript of the Protocol interview.
Pai had announced in October that the agency was moving forward with the executive order.
The move drew sharp criticism from both Democrats on the commission, as well as lawmakers who questioned the FCC’s ability to clarify the meaning of laws in the way the order demanded.
Pai is expected to leave the agency at the start of the elected presidency Joe BidenJoe BidenCapitol Police officer dies in riots Representative Joaquin Castro wants to stop federal government naming buildings and property after Trump Tucker Carlson: Trump ‘recklessly encouraged’ rioters on Capitol Hill MOREmandate, and with the Democrats ready to control the Senate, they will now be able to confirm a candidate to give them a 3-2 advantage over the FCC.
The last FCC meeting with Pai in charge is scheduled for next Wednesday.