By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-1-22

Computer companies are not happy with the news that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have reintroduced the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act.

That is the bill that would amend Section 230 of the Communications Act to say that the section’s immunity for online platforms from civil liability for third-party content does not extend to child exploitation, meaning a Facebook or Twitter could be held liable for posts that illegally exploit children.

It would also establish a National Commission on Online Child Exploitation Prevention to establish best practices for preventing such exploitation.  » Read More