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FCC to proceed with clarification of Section 230, which protects social media content from liability

Friday 16 October 2020 | 09:03 CET | News
Update: 16 October 2020 | 10:32 CET
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Any changes would affect tech companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter: the section protects them from being held liable for their users' posts. It also allows them to moderate content in good faith, without repercussions. The original executive order by President Trump in May said the companies have gone beyond that "good faith" in their efforts to remove objectionable content, that they were starting to stifle free speech and showing "political bias." At the time, the executive order came under fire from the FCC"s two Democratic commissioners, who said the action was "politically

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