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Congress Rewrites Big Tech Regulations; Section 230 Reforms, Explained



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With Donald Trump banned from every social media platform from Facebook to Friendster, congress is looking at tightening regulations on social media companies. Video explains how Josh Hawley’s Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act as well as Anna Exchoo’s and Tom Malinowski’s Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act could shape the future of social media in America.

 

Sources:

Wall Street Journal:

Capitol Riot Puts More Scrutiny on Big Tech

https://www.wsj.com/articles/capitol-riot-puts-more-scrutiny-on-big-tech-11610372968?page=1

Twitter, Facebook and Others Silenced Trump. Now They Learn What’s Next.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/twitter-facebook-and-others-silenced-trump-now-they-learn-whats-next-11610320064?page=1

 

Politico:

Fuming Republicans find themselves powerless over tech clampdown

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/gop-tech-retaliation-457945

 

Roll Call:

Democrats fume at tech companies, but legislation may be elusive

https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/12/democrats-fume-at-tech-companies-but-legislation-may-be-elusive/

 

NBC:

Trump’s Twitter ban renews calls for tech law changes by many who don’t get tech or the law

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-twitter-ban-renews-calls-tech-law-changes-many-ncna1253627

 

The Verge:

Senate Republicans want to make it easier to sue tech companies for bias

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21294032/section-230-hawley-rubio-conservative-bias-lawsuit-good-faith

Big Tech’s liability shield under fire yet again from Republicans

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/28/8933871/big-techs-liability-shield-under-fire-yet-again-from-republicans

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SECTION 230:

https://www.theverge.com/21273768/section-230-explained-internet-speech-law-definition-guide-free-moderation

 

Acts:

H.R.4027 – Stop the Censorship Act

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr4027/BILLS-116hr4027ih.pdf

 

H.R.8636 – Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act

https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr8636/BILLS-116hr8636ih.pdf

 

Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/20039331/Text__Limiting_Section_230_Immunity_to_Good_Samaritans_Act.pdf


Trump’s Twitter War With… Twitter; Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, Explained



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Trump recently signed an executive order that would take away immunity from internet forums that delete posts in bad faith. This would specifically be an order for the FCC to define the terms by which a company can delete a post in “good faith”. Here is exactly what just happened in Trump’s White House.