By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-5-21

Senate Democrats are taking aim at social media sites’ Section 230 content immunity in a new bill.

The Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms (SAFE TECH) Act would carve out several categories of content from Web sites’ current Section 230 immunity from civil liability for most third-party content.

The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Any Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).

It would not address the Republicans’ issues with what they said is disparate treatment of conservative content under the shield of Sec. 230. But it would get at what both sides argue is too broad immunity from foreseeable bad conduct.

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