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Sen. Hawley & DoJ propose bill to open tech companies to liability & prosecution

Sen. Hawley & DoJ propose bill to open tech companies to liability & prosecution

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and the Department of Justice proposed reforms to Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. Section 230 grants the tech industry broad legal protections. The bill aims to weaken liability protections for online platforms and open up potential lawsuits or prosecution if their users facilitate or solicit illegal activity or censor political speech.

Skeptic
Skeptic
Garthak
Garthak 2 months

That's not really the way I want this to go, and it's not really feasible.

Projekt_Red
Projekt_Red 2 months

Not the proper way to stop the problems going on. What you need to do is get these companies’ heads in court and submit themselves as either publishers, meaning they control what’s said on the platform and that they are liable for lawsuits over what people put on their site, or that they are platforms, meaning they can’t be sued over things put on their platform but also can’t stop people from freely using their platform without discrimination or removal. Right now they are sort of treated as both, with protection from suits but controlling what gets put on the platform. They need to pick one or the other under oath to finally settle this.

Rick
Rick 2 months

It’s pretty obvious that google leans to the left on most of their content.

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