After Trump, Congress, Supreme Court Justice hit out at tech giants’ legal immunity, now FCC boss wants to stick his oar in, too • The Register

Thomas Claburn in San Francisco

***

On Thursday, FCC chairman Ajit Pai declared his intention to clarify a law he may not have the authority to interpret.

Citing concerns about Section 230 of the US Communications Decency Act, which more or less protects online service providers from liability for content created by their users, the boss of America’s comms regulator said he plans “to move forward with a rulemaking to clarify” the meaning of the statute.

“Social media companies have a First Amendment right to free speech,” Pai opined. “But they do not have a First Amendment right to a special immunity denied to other media outlets, such as newspapers and broadcasters.”

***

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s