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FCC Will Move to Set Rules Clarifying Key Social Media Legal Protections: Chairman

FCC Will Move to Set Rules Clarifying Key Social Media Legal Protections: Chairman

BY JACK PHILLIPS   Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday that his agency will move forward with President Donald Trump’s petition to clarify the meaning of a law that gives social media and tech companies legal protection for content posted by third parties. The announcement came as Twitter and Facebook said they would take action to […]

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

DOJ Proposes Rolling Back Legal Protections for Tech Companies Over User Content

BY JANITA KAN The Justice Department (DOJ) has unveiled a series of legislative proposals that would curtail broad legal protections for online platforms in an effort to push tech companies to address illicit material while moderating content responsibly. The proposed reforms are the latest in the Trump administration’s ongoing clash with big tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook. President […]