By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-15-20

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has introduced a bill that would sunset social media networks’ Sec. 230 immunity from civil liability for third-party content moderation.

The sunset would not come until Jan. 1, 2023, so the bill is more like a spur to some kind of reform to the section between now and then.

“The time has come for these largely unregulated Big Tech giants to either be broken up, regulated, or subject to litigation for their actions,” said Graham in introducing the legislation. “It’s time we put the Section 230 protections these companies enjoy on the clock.”

Graham has been a big backer of President Trump, who has taken aim at what he sees as a legal shield for liberal-leaning Silicon Valley companies to censor conservative speech, including his own. » Read More