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FCC Chair Punts Social Media Regulation Trump Sought to Congress

  • FCC’s Pai says he won’t proceed, effectively killing order
  • FCC Democrats oppose measure that would sap liability shield
Ajit Pai
Ajit PaiPhotographer: Alex Wong/Getty Images/Bloomberg
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’s abandoning a proposal to limit the liability shield for social media companies that President Donald Trump requested.

“I do not intend to move forward” with an order on the shield because there isn’t enough time, Pai said in an interview on the C-Span program “The Communicators.” Pai, a Republican, is to leave office Jan. 20 as control shifts to Democrats who oppose agency action on the matter.