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Tech's 2020: The Push To Eliminate Section 230

Whether it's misinformation or allegations of censorship, U.S. lawmakers are looking to make changes the internet's legal shield: Section 230. Leading the call to eliminate this protection is President Trump who believes that by doing so, tech companies (specifically Twitter and Facebook) will be more accountable for what their users post on their platforms. Catch up on the debate that took place in 2020 here.

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Tech's 2020: The Push To Eliminate Section 230
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    Section 230: How it shields Facebook and why Congress wants changes

    Section 230: How it shields Facebook and why Congress wants changes

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    CNET - Marguerite Reardon

    The law has protected Facebook and other social media giants from legal liability. As a whistleblower casts blame, lawmakers say it should be changed to hold companies accountable.

    What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230

    What the FCC can and can’t do to Section 230

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    Recode - Sara Morrison

    The Trump administration is once again trying to force social media platforms to do its bidding. This time, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been tapped to use a law called Section 230 to prevent websites from moderating content in a way that many conservatives believe is biased …

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    The Section 230 Senate Hearing

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