FCC Chairman Pai says he does not intend to move forward with a rule-making on Section 230
For the bulk of his tenure, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has avoided wading into the relentless controversies that defined President Trump's presidency. He has faced massive protests over his rollback of net neutrality rules, pressure to break from Trump as the president targeted the "fake news media" and White House orders to rein in Section 230, Trump's least favorite law. Throughout it all, Chairman Pai has remained relatively quiet, avoiding speaking publicly about the president at all. But in the final days of the Trump era, as Republican officials are finally breaking from Trump's control in the wake of violence on Capitol Hill, Chairman Pai is cautiously distancing himself from the president — in his own, understated way. In an interview on C-SPAN's "The Communicators," Chairman Pai said that he does not intend to move forward with a rulemaking on Section 230, which was laid out in Trump's social media executive order. He said he won't "second-guess" the decisions made by Facebook and Twitter to bar Trump from posting. And he said the president bears some responsibility for the riots that engulfed Capitol Hill.
Ajit Pai is distancing himself from President Trump