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Justice Department Set to Unveil Plan to Limit Internet Firms’ Liability Protections

The U.S. Justice Department will unveil later on Wednesday a proposal that seeks to limit legal protections for internet platforms on managing content, a person briefed on the matter confirmed. The proposal, which takes aim at Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. …

Republican Senators Back Shielding Internet Firms From Liability for Postings

Three Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced the latest legislation targeting a federal law that largely exempts tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from legal liability for the material their users post. The bill from Senator Roger Wicker, who …

4 Republican Attorneys General Back Trump Social Media Liability Move

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Donald Trump’s push to narrow the ability of social media companies to remove objectionable content and require new transparency rules. Texas, Louisiana, Indiana and Missouri’s state attorneys general said in …

Internet Companies Urge FCC to Reject Trump Rules on Social Media Liability

A group representing major internet companies including Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a Trump administration bid to narrow the ability of social media companies to remove objectionable …

FCC Seeks Comments on Trump Plan to Weaken Internet Firms’ Liability Protection

The Federal Communications Commission will take comments for 45 days on President Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken liability protection for social-media companies such as Twitter Inc., the agency’s chairman said. The step ensures the that administration’s request will get a …

GOP Senator Wants to Tie Internet Firms’ Liability Immunity to Curb on Behavioral Ads

Republican Senator Josh Hawley on Tuesday introduced legislation that would penalize large tech companies that sell or show targeted advertisements by threatening a legal immunity enjoyed by the industry — the latest onslaught on Big Tech’s business practices. The bill, …

Trump Administration Wants FCC to Write Rules on Liability for Social Media Content

A U.S. Commerce Department agency on Monday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to reinterpret a 1996 law to require transparency in how social media companies moderate content, after President Donald Trump asked it to intervene in the matter. Trump directed …

Senators Propose ‘Scalpel, Rather Than Jackhammer’ to Reform Internet Liability

Two U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to reform part of a federal law that largely exempts tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from legal liability for the material their users post. The legislation, titled the Platform Accountability and …

Justice Department Outlines Proposed Overhaul of Social Media Immunity

The Justice Department on Wednesday outlined a broad overhaul of legal protections for online platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. if they deliberately promote illegal speech on their websites. The proposals, which could upend the companies’ business …

Trump Administration to Unveil Proposal for Changing Immunity for Tech Platforms

The U.S. Justice Department will propose legislation as soon as Wednesday to try to remove protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet’s Google and Facebook have had for decades, a department official said on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity. …