By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-3-20

Using terms like “disastrous,” “dangerous” and “unworkable,” the Consumer Technology Association told the FCC Sept. 2 to reject the Trump Administration petition to regulate social media via reformation of Sec. 230.

That is the law that provides internet platforms with immunity from civil liability for most of the third-party content they moderate on their platforms.

Along with many others, CTA was commenting at the FCC on the National Telecommunications & Information Association (NTIA) petition, mandated by executive order, asking the FCC to open a rulemaking to “clarify” provisions of the section so that web sites would be accountable for how they moderate political speech.The FCC for the first time would have a defined role in regulating edge providers. » Read More