By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-29-20
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that this week the Senate “will begin a process” of bringing the priority of reviewing and potentially revising Sec. 230 “into focus.”
That came in his opening remarks on the Senate floor Dec. 29 as the Senate prepared to vote Dec. 30 to override the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), in part over its lack of amendments related to website providers’ Sec. 230 immunity from civil liability over their moderation of third-party content.
The president delayed signing the COVID-19 aid bill and omnibus government funding bill until the weekend, and suggested he had decided to sign them then in part because “Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed,” he said in a statement after signing the bills, adding: “Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!” » Read More