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US lawmakers have asked to amend the law 25 years ago: Internet companies must take responsibility for user content

via:博客园     time:2019/6/20 9:23:14     readed:138


Tencent Technologies News, in the past few years, the US Internet giants are increasingly facing doubts and criticisms from the world's public opinion. One important reason is that the network platform is full of extremist content, hatred content, false information and false news, which has brought negative impact on society.

According to the latest news from the foreign media, on Wednesday, Senator Josie of the United States Congress

The Act became law in 1996, which provides critical legal protection for Internet companies. Article 230,

However, Holly pointed out that the Code of Communications was passed at the beginning of the Internet, and large technology companies are now the most powerful companies in the world.

Holly's legislative proposal

Holly said in a statement:

Large technology companies, such as Facebook and Google, have been repeatedly accused of being politically biased and of deliberately suppressing conservative voices in social networks or search results, which they deny.

Holly added:

It should be noted that the draft legislation proposed by the Republican Senator does not apply to small and medium-sized technology companies.

Under the Howley Act, large technology companies must provide evidence to the Federal Trade Commission that their algorithms and content deletion procedures are neutral. Technology giants will also be responsible for the costs of auditing, and they will have to reapply for content exemptions every two years.

In fact, other politicians in the United States are also concerned about section 230 of the Communications Code Act. Earlier this year, for example, Nancy, speaker of the House of Representatives,

However, supporters of Article 230 say it is the cornerstone of the Internet and must be protected. For example, the American Privacy and Civil Rights Organization

The organization noted on the website:

The organization said:

In the past few years, large technology companies have been criticized for their lack of regulation of online content on the platform. For example, Facebook has been accused of lacking regulation of a large number of false information and false news, leading Russian institutions to use Facebook to interfere with the 2016 presidential election in the United States. On YouTube, the outside world is flooded with extremist content and hate speech, many advertisers have launched a boycott campaign against YouTube before. In previous New Zealand mosque shootings, gunmen used Facebook to broadcast live videos, and a large number of bloody videos appeared on YouTube, which could not be deleted.

In April, Speaker Pelosi said in an interview with a technology media that 230 pieces of the Code of Communications Act are a gift to Internet companies in the United States, but the good days when they don't have to take responsibility for user content are over.

Pelosi said there was a possibility that the clause would be deleted in the future. (Tencent Technology Revision/Chengxi)

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