By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-22-21

Under a proposed new law, if an algorithm used by platforms like Twitter or Facebook promotes vaccine misinformation and disinformation on their sites, edge providers will be considered publishers of that content, and thus liable for it.

With vaccine/COVID-19 misinformation a hot topic in D.C. and at the White House, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) have introduced a bill, the Health Misinformation Act of 2021, which would remove Section 230 civil liability protection for third-party content from edge providers whose algorithms promote that misinformation.  » Read More