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GOP lawmakers fighting social media 'bias' move to strip liability shield
Revoking big tech protection law has bipartisan support: FCC Commissioner
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discusses special protections for big tech companies, the conversation around revoking Section 230 and conservative censorship on social media.
Senate Republicans introduced a new bill Tuesday that would remove some of the liability protections provided to social media and technology companies under the Clinton-era Communications Decency Act.
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Co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, the Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act would remove the safe harbor provision provided by Section 230 for user-posted content if a platform arbitrarily restricts access to a post.
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The move would address long-standing Republican complaints that social media companies based in liberal-leaning Silicon Valley have used grounds such as promotion of hate speech and misinformation to censor conservative views.