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March 17, 2021, 10:01 AMUpdated: March 17, 2021, 6:48 PM

Renewed Liability Shield Bill Aims to Hold Tech Accountable (1)

Rebecca Kern
Rebecca Kern

Senators are releasing the first bipartisan bill of the year to overhaul technology platforms’ liability shield a week before the chief executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter testify before Congress about the prevalence of misinformation online.

The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency (PACT) Act, reintroduced Wednesday by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and John Thune (R-S.D.), would hold technology companies accountable for moderating content on their platform by making changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, according to a Senate aide.

The bill would “preserve user-generated content and free speech on the internet, while increasing ...

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