New Law Would End Social Media Censorship, Leaves Big Tech Is Outraged. Josh Hawley, a republican, has proposed a new law that would remove section 230 protections from big tech giants under certain circumstances.
Naturally many of these companies are outraged and demand to have it both ways. They want to have the right to control who gets to say what but also not be liable for speech that violates certain laws of presents civil liability.
Many of the people at these tech companies hold social justice and far left views which creates a fear of political bias down the root of their rules. Conservatives do not agree with most of the policies these companies have while progressives tend to feel the companies need to enforce stricter rules. As we recently saw with the Project Veritas Pinterest story social media bias is very real and has serious political consequences.
If this new law comes into place these companies will lose liability protection unless they submit to an audit and prove that they are politically neutral. In any event big tech regulation is coming and its moving faster everyday.