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DOJ Fires First Shot at Big Tech

The big showdown between the DOJ and Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc… is still coming. But this is a kind of initial shot. A trial run aimed at Congress. And while Democrats and Republicans in theory make noises about taking on Big Tech, I’m skeptical that it will lead to action.

But the DOJ is leading with Section 230 carve outs that should be no brainers.

The Department of Justice released today a set of reform proposals to update the outdated immunity for online platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.  Responding to bipartisan concerns about the scope of 230 immunity, the department identified a set of concrete reform proposals to provide stronger incentives for online platforms to address illicit material on their services while continuing to foster innovation and free speech.  The department’s findings are available here.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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