By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-25-21

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) said Thursday (March 25) that she will be introducing her bill next week to protect marginalized communities from harmful advertising practices.

The Civil Rights Marginalization Act of 2021 would amend Sec. 230, which provides online platforms immunity from civil liability for third-party content, to ensure that civil rights laws apply to online targeted advertising and platforms are not shielded from liability over those violations by Sec. 230.

“Personal data such as gender, race, hobbies and interests, and zip code are used to limit the online visibility of many opportunities, thus perpetuating inequities in housing opportunities, credit and employment,” said Clarke when she sought input on a discussion draft of the bill back in January.   » Read More