In latest tech hearing, Congress lumbers toward potentially disastrous change to Section 230

In latest tech hearing, Congress lumbers toward potentially disastrous change to Section 230

Republicans want to punish Big Tech companies for removing content. Democrats would like to penalize Big Tech companies for not removing enough content.It may seem like Congress is unified in their dislike for platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Both Republicans and Democrats voice their displeasure for these companies, right to its executives’ faces in hearing after hearing.And yet, Republicans and Democrats could not be further from agreeing on the issue. This dynamic was once again on display at the latest Big Tech hearing.On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing titled “Holding Big Tech Accountable: Targeted Reforms to Tech’s Legal Immunity.”The hearing’s focus was on Section 230, a very important part of the United States Communications Decency Act which basically provides tech companies protection from legal liability due to what users post on their platforms.Democrats and Republicans seek to change Section 230, albeit for

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