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House Democrat Takes Aim At False Ads

 |  February 25, 2020

The chairman of the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee is preparing a bill that would remove liability protections from tech platforms that don’t take down false political ads, Bloomberg Law reported Monday, February 24.

Facebook’s policy of not fact-checking political ads has angered Democrats, and tinkering with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which immunizes internet platforms from lawsuits over user-posted material, has become an increasingly popular threat for lawmakers looking to bring Big Tech to heel.

Antitrust panel chairman David Cicilline has already been scrutinizing major tech companies through a probe he’s leading into competition in the sector. 

Cicilline plans to introduce the bill within roughly the next month, according to the report.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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