Sen. Graham Pulls Bill Trimming Section 230 Tech Shield

By Andrew Kragie (December 10, 2020, 9:37 PM EST) -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., scrapped a committee vote on his bill limiting Section 230 liability protections for technology companies at a meeting Thursday where the panel roundly rejected another Republican's proposal to allow private lawsuits challenging content moderation decisions.

The Online Content Policy Modernization Act would narrow liability protections by cutting the catch-all category of "otherwise objectionable" content eligible for moderation, instead requiring "an objectively reasonable belief that the material violates the terms of service." The tech industry has sharply opposed similar proposals in the past.

While Graham canceled the vote on his bill, he allowed a vote on an amendment from Sen....

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