The attempt to reform or eliminate Section 230 in an effort to bring more accountability to big tech companies like Google and Facebook is not going to be successful according to the head of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).
According to Breitbart News sources, FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly believes the agency’s ability to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is “dead on arrival.”
The law allows big tech companies to have immunity from law suit for the content that users post on their platform. Some have postulated that removing the liability will allow conservatives to have a level platform.
However, some have argued that doing away with the safety net of section 230 will actually do more damage to free speech as platforms may restrict even more content in an effort to avoid costly lawsuits.
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