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Congresswoman Ashley Hinson joined the Curbing Abuse and Saving Expression in Technology (CASE-IT) Act as a cosponsor on Tuesday. The legislation would require online platforms to adhere to the spirit of the First Amendment when they moderate content if they wish to receive liability protection under Section 230.
Hinson said Big Tech platforms have played by their own rules while hiding behind Section 230 for “too long.”
“This legislation will help hold online platforms accountable for selectively censoring conservative voices as well as allowing minors to see and engage with explicit content,” she said.
Congressman Greg Steube reintroduced the proposed law on Tuesday.
“The American people should all demand equal treatment, especially in the public square,” Steube said. “Our country’s founding and entire system of government prides itself on our ability for citizens to have different views without being suppressed or censored. Through this legislation, we can reform Section 230 and ensure that Big Tech will be held accountable for revoking accounts and selectively censoring conservative content on a partisan basis.”
Both Twitter and Facebook have indefinitely suspended President Donald J. Trump’s accounts on their platforms. Google and Amazon, along with Twitter and Facebook, have removed thousands of conservative users as well.
Big Tech has not taken similar action during the BLM riots of last summer, or against Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei.
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The full text of the legislation can be found here.