The star attorney for now-vindicated General Michael Flynn has found herself suspended from Twitter. The suspension came suddenly and no further information was given. Sidney Powell is now back online but her followers have been wiped out.
Recently, twitter has hired James Baker after he was fired from the FBI. Baker will serve as chief legal counsel for the social media platform. Twitter is facing a future where it may lose precious legal protections granted by Section 230 of the 1996 telecommunications bill signed by Bill Clinton.
Michael Flynn is in the closing phases of a legal battle with the deep state. Obama appointee activist judges have fought hard to railroad the General. Sidney Powell became counsel for General Flynn part-way through his legal troubles and has lead a successful effort to fully exonerate the acclaimed General.
Critics have pointed out that Facebook, Twitter, Google and others have engaged in rampant censorship and implicit bias. All kinds of users, including President Donald Trump, have experienced hiding of their posts and accuracy warnings. Google is in a nasty spat with Zerohedge and The Federalist over demonetization from the Google Ads program, citing lack of moderated comments.
Section 230 immunity allows some online sites to exist as platforms and avoid responsibility for the content users post within. In exchange for acting as a utility and being open to everyone, they are granted protection from being liable for the content of their user’s posts. The immunity was meant to nurture emerging internet businesses and to overrule a judicial precedent that rendered online platforms liable for all third party content on their services if they restricted any harmful content at all.