By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-24-21
Internet companies including Reddit, Etsy, and Dropbox have joined other tech companies warning Congress anew about tinkering with their Sec. 230 shield from civil immunity for the third-party content on their platforms.
That comes on the eve of a March 25 hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee on Big Tech’s hosting of potentially dangerous disinformation.
The Internet Works coalition of slightly-less-big tech said that while they recognized “the harms that misinformation and extremism present online” and say they appreciate the light Congress is putting on those “challenges,” they also said that as the committee figures out how to meet those challenges, “it is important to remember that Section 230 does far more than protect Internet businesses and organizations from liability when they host third-party content. » Read More