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parliament shot! Twitter and other media giants face a large number of lawsuits

[International News]     19 Oct 2020
​ because of the recent "speech review" of the biden family scandal by social media such as facebook and Twitter, the us senate has summoned several media chief executives to testify in parliament shortly to discuss whether the exemption provided to them under section 230 of the communications norms act should continue. According to analysis, if the 230 clause is cancelled, these media giants will...
parliament shot! Twitter and other media giants face a large number of lawsuits

 

Since facebook, Twitter and other social media recently conducted a "speech review" of the biden family scandal, the u.s. senate has summoned a number of media chief executives to testify in the parliament soon, to discuss whether the communications norms act 230 provided for their exemption should continue. According to analysis, if the 230 clause is cancelled, these media giants will face a lot of law litigation.

Twitter chief executive dorsey (Jack Dorsey), facebook chief executive zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerber) and Alphabet、 google chief executive picket (Sundar Pichai) have been asked to participate as witnesses in the commerce committee hearings. at 10 a.m. on wednesday, oct .28, fox news reported

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, senator Wake, Mississippi (Roger Wicker), said, hearings will examine whether tech giants should still be exempt from the protections provided under section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Communications Regulation Act. In other words, The hearings will discuss whether the "shield" provided by the United States federal government to these companies has "lost its usefulness in today's digital age ".

As a result of the incident, the New York Post published an article on October 14 revealing the Ukrainian scandal involving Democratic presidential candidate Biden and his son Hunter. That afternoon, Twitter sealed the New York Post's main account, and Facebook made it clear to limit the spread of the article. On the morning of 15 October, Twitter also froze the official accounts of the Trump campaign.

On top of that, accounts that spread the news, such as the White House news speaker 、 the House Republicans, were Twitter. Although the report Twitter finally lifted, it triggered a nationwide debate on censorship.

The President of the Trump and others called for parliament repeal of section 230 of the Communications Norms Act, adopted in 1996. The provision exempts social media companies from taking responsibility for content posted by users and allows them to delete "legitimate but objectionable" posts.

"Obviously, the 230 clause should no longer be in force in its current form ," California Republican congressman McCarthy said on October 16. "

Conservatives say technology giants should no longer benefit from the protection of clause 230 if their views —— including controversial posts from Trump are censored, deleted and blocked.

"It's time to repeal and start over ," McCarthy added. "

The Senate Judiciary Committee will also vote on Tuesday, October 20, on whether to ask Twitter chief executive to attend the hearings of the Judiciary Committee on Friday, October 23. senator holly (Josh Hawley) said facebook executive zuckerberg should also join.

On Saturday, Oct.17, Republican congressman Bard (Ted Budd) in North Carolina also proposed a bill to limit the 230th immunity of large high-tech companies. A bill would allow americans subject to censorship of speech or content to file prosecute lawsuits against large high-tech companies that violate bona fide user agreements. "Twitter and Facebook's recent political censorship is shameful ," Bud said in a statement announcing the bill. "

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