Senate Republicans want to make it easier to sue tech companies for bias

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On Wednesday, a group of Senate Republicans introduced a new proposal to limit the immunity granted by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, setting the stage for a major fight over how companies like Facebook and YouTube moderate their platforms.

Called the Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act, the bill would require companies to undertake a “duty of good faith” in order to receive the protections of Section 230, instituting significant penalties for companies who do not uphold that duty. The result would be a major new avenue for users to sue platforms for improper moderation practices.

According to Axios, the requirement would only apply to services with more than 30 million US monthly users (or 300 million…

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