New Bill Targets ‘Hot Button’ Pushing by Social Media
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-13-21
A new bill from Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), the Don’t Push My Buttons Act, would remove Sec. 230 immunity for social media sites that uses an algorithm – technically any “automated function” – to deliver content based on information collected on a user’s “habits, preferences, or beliefs.”
It would not apply if the user sought that targeted content or specifically authorized it. But otherwise a website would lose its immunity from civil liability for its moderation of that content.
The burden of proof is on the provider of the interactive computer service to demonstrate, “by clear and convincing evidence,” that the user elected to receive that targeted content. » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2021-07-22T01:46:12-04:00July 13th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on New Bill Targets ‘Hot Button’ Pushing by Social Media