• Senators look to hold Facebook, YouTube accountable for health misinformation - CNET

    9 days ago - By CNET

    New legislation aims to remove Section 230's liability shield from social media companies whose algorithms promote falsehoods during a public health crisis.
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  • Senate bill would create exception to Section 230 to limit health misinformation

    9 days ago - By Engadget

    A week after Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared health misinformation an "urgent threat" to the US public , Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico have introduced new legislation that would modify Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act to strip liability protections from technology companies if their platforms help spread misinformation during a health crisis. If passed, the Health Misinformation Act of 2021 would create an exception to Section 230 that would see social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter "treated as the publisher or...
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