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May 5, 2021 28 min
Former President Trump launched a new communications platform on Tuesday that will let him post comments, videos and pictures. The rollout comes as Facebook's Oversight Board prepares to announce today if the former President can have his account reinstated or if he will be permanently banned. Facebook along with other social media sites like Twitter, Instagram and YouTube banned President Trump from using their platforms following the 2020 election. Big Tech companies have been under a lot of scrutiny for censoring Republican voices on their platforms. GOP lawmakers have been calling for the removal of Section 230 which grants internet companies immunity for most third-party content. Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) is one of those lawmakers. He joins the Rundown to explain his new legislation that will force Big Tech companies to protect free speech, declare social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter "common carriers" and repeal Section 230. House Republicans have intensified campaign efforts for the midterm elections, adding more Democratic lawmakers to their list of House seats they hope they can flip in 2022. Fox News national politics reporter Paul Steinhauser joins to forecast the likelihood that the Republicans will reclaim control of the House following the 2022 midterms, which Senate races will be closely contested by both parties and he unpacks the House GOP leadership's internal dispute over Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Liz Peek.
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