Facebook and Google CEO both suggest ways to fix the basic internet law


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out on Wednesday steps to reform major internet law, saying companies should only enjoy immunity from liability if they follow best practices to remove harmful material from their platforms.

In testimony prepared for a joint hearing before two House Trade and Energy subcommittees on Thursday, Zuckerberg acknowledged lawmakers' calls for changes to a law called Section 230 of the Communications Etiquette Act, which gives companies like Facebook immunity from liability for content posted by users.

The hearing, titled "The Nation of Disinformation: The Role of Social Media in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation," is designed to address Democrats' concerns about the spread of disinformation during the coronavirus pandemic and the presidential elections.


24 March 2021

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