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IBM advocates change to 1996 law protecting internet firms

Friday 12 July 2019 | 11:00 CET | News
IBM has proposed amending a 1996 US law that gives internet companies liability protection for content posted by users on their platforms. In a blog post signed by IBM government and regulatory affairs technology policy executive Ryan Hagemann, the company said developers of online services shouldn't automatically be shielded from the legal consequences of third-party posts. "We simply believe companies should also be held legally responsible to use reasonable, common-sense care when it comes to moderating online content," said Hagemann.

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