Source : NBC news
Zuckerberg calls for changes to tech’s Section 230 protections
March 24, 2021, 1:44 PM UTC / Updated March 24, 2021, 2:11 PM UTC
By Dylan Byers
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will propose this week that Congress make revisions to federal internet regulations that would require platforms to have systems in place for identifying and removing unlawful content.
The proposal, which Zuckerberg will present during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, would raise the bar for social media companies that are currently granted immunity from liability for the content that appears on their platforms. That immunity, granted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, has come under fire in recent years from Republicans and Democrats.