• COVID-19 Misinformation Battle Heats Up As US Senators Target Social Media Protections

    12 days ago - By Tech Times

    COVID misinformation is one of the world's greatest enemies right now, and the US government is doing anything it can to combat it.
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  • Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies

    Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies

    12 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies are found to have boosted anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds of health misinformation.
    The Health Misinformation Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Luján , would create a new carve-out in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to hold platforms liable for algorithmically-promoted health misinformation and conspiracies. Platforms rely on Section 230 to protect them from legal liability for the vast amount of...
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  • Senators target Section 230 to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

    Senators target Section 230 to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

    12 days ago - By The Verge

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
    As coronavirus cases rise in unvaccinated populations, Democratic senators are introducing a new bill Thursday that would strip away Facebook and other social media platforms' Section 230 liability shield if they amplify harmful public health misinformation.
    The Health Misinformation Act , introduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Luján Thursday, would create a carveout in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act opening social media platforms like Facebook up to lawsuits for hosting some dangerous health misinformation. The bill directs the...
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