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Big Tech reckoning: WH roundtable demands Section 230 overhaul

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(Article  by Alexander Hall republished from

No more "bad faith" moderation! The Department of Justice has proposed a bill to overhaul Section 230 and punish companies for political censorship.

"Every year, countless Americans are banned, blacklisted, and silenced through arbitrary or malicious enforcement of ever-shifting rules," President Donald Trump declared at a September 23 roundtable including Attorney General William BarrSenator Josh Hawley (R-MO), and nine other conservative leaders. Trump then described his response: "In May, I directed Attorney General Barr to work with the state attorneys general as they enforce the state laws against deceptive business practices."

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen explained how this legislation will ensure that when Big Tech companies "moderate content in bad faith," they will risk their Section 230 protections.

This roundtable discussed an entirely new approach to wrangling with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects Big Tech platforms from legal liability from lawsuits for content that appears on their platforms.

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