By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-20-20

Top Senate Commerce Committee Republicans have put out a handy guide to understanding Section 230 reform ahead of a hearing Oct. 28 with the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter and with the goal of determining whether the section has outlived its usefulness.

Section 230 is the law that gives edge providers immunity from civil liability over most of the third-party content posted on their platforms.

The guide was tied specifically to legislation introduced earlier this month, the Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act, by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

That bill will be among the topics of conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. » Read More