The new bill, sponsored by Senators Blackburn, Lindsey Graham, and Roger Wicker, attempts to condition tech platforms’ legal immunity on transparent and neutral content moderation.
Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Roger Wicker of Mississippi, and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced a new bill Tuesday that would change the terms of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields tech companies from legal responsibility for user content they host, or expunge, from their platforms. The bill, called the Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act, would narrow the kind of user content tech companies can remove from their platforms, and restrict their ability to make “editorial” choices about what content to host and where it appears.
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