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

Oversight and Reform Committee

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The populist wing of the Republican party introduced yet another bill to remove the tech industry’s largest liability shield last week.

The Stop the Censorship Act, sponsored by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), would strike language in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act that allows platforms to moderate content they deem as “objectionable.” Gosar argues that this language makes it easy for platforms like Facebook and Twitter to remove content grounded in conservative ideology, a Republican censorship theory that has yet to be proven outside of individual remarks made by Big Tech “whistleblowers” like what we’ve seen from organizations like Project Veritas.

The act proposes that that wording in the section be replaced with new language…

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