Republican senators suggest reforms to key U.S. tech liability shield

Republican senators suggest reforms to key U.S. tech liability shield

Three Republican U.S. senators introduced the latest legislation on Tuesday, targeting a federal law that exempts tech platforms such as Twitter and Facebook from legal liability for the material their user’s post.

There are mounting calls asking to reform Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Lawmakers have strongly criticized Big Tech’s content moderation decisions, and also the legal immunity that the businesses enjoy has come under extreme scrutiny.

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For long, social media platforms have also hidden behind Section 230 protections to censor content that deviates from their beliefs.

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