Senator Introduces Anti-Big Tech Legislation To Protect Conservative Media
GOP Senator Josh Hawley Introduces Anti-Big Tech Legislation After ‘The Federalist’ Is Targeted By Google
GOP Senator Josh Hawley introduced new legislation targeting big tech companies just one day after the conservative website “The Federalist” was targeted by Google for demonetization.
As Mediaite reports:
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced new legislation targeting Big Tech on Wednesday, just one day after he called out Google for issuing a warning to conservative opinion website The Federalist.
According to an exclusive report from Axios, “The Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act would prevent major online companies from receiving the protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act unless they revise their terms of service to include pledges to operate in good faith and details of their content moderation policies.”
“Under Hawley’s bill, users who believe the provider is not ‘operating in good faith’ by consistently and fairly applying its content rules could sue for $5,000 and attorneys’ fees,” Axios reported, adding that the bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN).
Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act provides legal immunity to websites with third party content which are not considered publishers.