Democrats Unveil Bill to Hold Tech Liable for Extremist Content

Oct. 20, 2020, 7:20 PM

House Democrats are taking aim at big tech’s liability shield with a bill that would hold internet companies accountable for extremist content that could lead to violence offline.

  • Reps. Anna Eshoo and Tom Malinowski introduced “Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act” on Tuesday
  • Bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects tech firms from liability over third-party content
    • Would remove immunity if platform’s algorithm promotes, recommends or amplifies content that involves acts of international terrorism or that interferes with civil rights
    • Would apply to companies with more than 50 million users
  • The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter ...

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