Dems Want Social Media Cos. Liable For Vax Misinformation

By Dave Simpson (July 22, 2021, 11:13 PM EDT) -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., introduced a bill Thursday that would revoke the Communications Decency Act's liability shields for social media companies that use algorithms to promote health-related misinformation, an effort to combat false reports about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Health Misinformation Act would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which currently protects social media platforms from an array of liability stemming from its users' posts.

"These are some of the biggest, richest companies in the world and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation," Klobuchar said in a release. "Earlier this year, I called...

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