Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit PaiAjit PaiOvernight Defense: US aircraft carrier remains in Middle East in abrupt reversal | DC Guard Activated Before Pro-Trump Protests | 10 Former Defense Secretaries Denounce Military Involvement in Electoral Dispute Improved Economic Analysis Should Be Part of Pai Hillicon Valley Legacy: Arrival of New FCC Commissioner Signals Deadlock Early in Year next | FCC Dismisses Huawei Appeal Regarding National Security Threat Designation | Senior Election Security Official Leaves Federal Cyber Agency READ MORE will not go ahead with the regulation on President TrumpDonald Trump Capitol police officer dies in riots Donor who gave Hawley millions urges Senate to censor him for ‘irresponsible’ behavior Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MOREThe executive order for a key law on online liability, he said Thursday.
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 set 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.