By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-25-21
While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is already a leader in countering misinformation online, he is calling on Congress to condition online platforms’ Sec. 230 immunity from civil liability for third party content moderation on demonstrable systems to identify and remove harmful content.
That is according to his prepared testimony for a March 25 hearing in the House Energy & Commerce Committee titled “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation.” He would only apply that to smaller platforms, he said, explaining that had Facebook been hit in its infancy with a bunch of lawsuits over content it could have been a death blow. » Read More