The big social media and technology companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., enjoy protection from liability as they claim they are just intermediaries.
US Senator Amy Klobuchar Thursday (July 22) introduced a bill to strip the social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., of liability protection.
Currently, Section 230 in the US protects social media companies from lawsuits for the content posted by users and other third parties.
Senator Klobuchar has introduced the bill to check the spread of misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic.
Social media companies enjoy protection against lawsuits in nearly all the countries of the world.
But, recently, the demand is growing to fix the liability of such companies.
Introducing such a bill brings the focus back to the immense power enjoyed by the tech giants but are not liable for their platforms' use.
Recently, India stripped Twitter of its intermediary protection when the social media platform declined to implement the new IT rules.
Twitter is in a confrontation mode with the Indian government over the continuous refusal to abide by Indian laws.
Senator Klobuchar has been continuously raising his voice against the tyranny of the big tech. Recently, she has written a book “Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age.”