The U.S. Department of justice is seeking to limit the platform liability exemptions that Facebook, Google and twitter have enjoyed over the past two decades, hoping that they will take more responsibility for user content management.
The CEOs of Facebook, Google and twitter have agreed to attend the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on October 28.
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Google and alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, and twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify under section 230 of the communications Decency Act. At the same time, the hearing will also cover topics such as privacy and media domination..
Section 230 provides critical legal protection for Internet companies, including: it protects technology companies from liability for content users publish. This means that Internet giants are not only given the right to exempt third-party content on the platform, but also give the platform extensive freedom to clean up improper content.
With regard to section 230, the Department of justice of the United States submitted a bill to the US Congress in late September, which was against Article 230 of the communication regulation act of the United States issued in 1996. The U.S. Department of justice has sought to limit the immunity protection enjoyed by Internet companies such as Facebook, Google and twitter over the past two decades, forcing them to assume more responsibility for managing content on online platforms.
On July 29 and Wednesday, July 29, the chief executives of Amazon, Facebook, apple and Google of alphabet were mercilessly criticized by congressmen from both democratic and Republican parties in the Congress hearing. The whole hearing lasted for more than five hours, involving suppression of peers, plagiarism and so on.
Source: Wall Street news editor: Wang Fengzhi_ NT2541