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

5 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

5 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 boost 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 carveout 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 user-created content...
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Senators target Section 230 to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Senators target Section 230 to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

6 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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