By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-20-20
With the Republican-controlled Senate Commerce Committee scheduled to hold hearings with the CEOs of Big Tech giants, House Republicans want the Democrat-controlled Energy & Commerce Committee to do the same.
On Oct. 28, Senate Commerce is holding one of those Big Tech hearings whose title gives away the plot: “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?”
In a letter to the Democratic leaders of the House E&C, ranking Republicans called for their own version of a rip to the Hill woodshed for Big Tech over Section 230.
That is the law that gives edge providers immunity from civil liability over most of the third-party content posted on their platforms.
In a letter to House E&C chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), the committee Republicans “demanded” a hearing, saying their letter came “as these tech giants continue to selectively and inconsistently censor content during a major election cycle, resembling publishers rather than neutral public forums.” » Read More