Items tagged "principles"
PACT Act Would Shine Light on Platforms’ Content Moderation Decisions To Benefit ConsumersMarch 17, 2021 Content Moderation , digital platforms , principles , scorecard , Section 230
Today, Senators Brian Schatz (D-HA) and John Thune (R-S.D.) reintroduced the “Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency (PACT) Act” with the stated purpose of reforming Section 230 to “strengthen transparency in the process online platforms use to moderate content.” The bill seeks to achieve this by “hold[ing] those companies accountable for content that violates their own policies or is illegal.”Read More
Public Knowledge Launches Principles Guiding Section 230 Reform to Protect Free Expression OnlineFebruary 11, 2021 Free Expression , principles , Public Knowledge , Section 230
Today, Public Knowledge released principles to help guide discussions of possible Section 230 reform to ensure that any changes promote the public interest. These principles are meant to provide guardrails for policymakers to protect consumers’ ability to freely express themselves online while also addressing the challenges posed by content moderation.Read More