This week, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans, led by Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), unveiled a comprehensive package of discussion draft bills, the latest phase of an effort to hold Big Tech accountable and curb their abuses of power.
Reps. Rodgers and Jim Jordan (R-OH) led a solution that would reform Section 230 to prevent Big Tech from censoring conservatives.
FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: “Republican Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Jim Jordan have drafted legislation that would remove Section 230 protections from Big Tech companies and require them to report any content moderation decisions to the Federal Trade Commission, in what sources familiar with the draft measure say would be a “robust” reform of the Communications Decency Act.”
“The draft bill would remove large companies, like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft, from Section 230 blanket liability protections and would place them under a proposed “Section 230A,” which would hold companies accountable for content they “amplify, promote or suggest.”
CLICK HERE to read the full Fox News exclusive on the Section 230 reform proposal.
The government shouldn’t provide a liability shield to any company that allows any form of child pornography or exploitation on their platform. I released draft legislation to achieve this goal as part of the @HouseCommerce #BigTech Accountability package.https://t.co/YIpuEK7dwg
— Gus Bilirakis (@RepGusBilirakis) July 29, 2021
Guided by the Big Tech Accountability Platform, the discussion draft bills will ensure Big Tech is transparent, upholding American values for free speech, and stopping their abuse of power that is harming our children. Every Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Committee is leading on solutions.
It’s time to rein in Big Tech. Today, my @HouseCommerce Republican colleagues and I announced the next phase in our platform to hold Big Tech accountable.
Learn more below. ⬇️⬇️⬇️https://t.co/Gu3SX0HVbM
— U.S. Rep. Billy Long (@USRepLong) July 28, 2021
Glad to see my discussion draft included in this package designed to protect our children. I’m committed to working w/industry, advocates, & my colleagues to ensure inappropriate information isn’t reaching our most vulnerable populations on these widely-utilized platforms. #utpol https://t.co/W509wtNMgv
— Rep. John Curtis (@RepJohnCurtis) July 28, 2021
E&C Republican discussion draft bills will ensure Big Tech is transparent, upholding American values for free speech, and stopping their abuse of power that is harming our children.
As a member of @HouseCommerce, I look forward to bringing our Hoosier values into the discussion of working to reform the way Big Tech operates.
The next phase of our legislative agenda will continue our work to protect consumers. ↓ https://t.co/6y8eyo1OB1
— Rep. Greg Pence (@RepGregPence) July 29, 2021
Big Tech has asserted itself into almost every aspect of Americans’ lives, changing the way we communicate, learn, shop, and more. My legislation will hold Big Tech accountable for product liability and improve consumer protection.https://t.co/pvKSakNhB4
— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) July 28, 2021
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This is a bold and comprehensive set of bills that would rein in Big Tech—ending their abusive practices while promoting free speech on the Internet.
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) July 28, 2021
THE DAILY WIRE: “GOP Members Of Congress Draft Bill To Strip Section 230 Protections From Big Tech”
THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “Top House Republicans drop new bill to rein in Big Tech censorship”
CLICK HERE to learn more about how Energy and Commerce Republicans are holding Big Tech accountable.