• FCC Chairman Says Agency Will Move on Social Media Companies, End ‘Special Immunity Denied to Other Media Outlets'

    8 days ago - By Mediaite

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    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday that he plans to begin a rule-making process to clarify the legal immunities social media companies are permitted to claim under federal law, writing that in his estimation, they do not have a right to “special immunity” denied to traditional media.
    “Members of all three branches of the federal government have expressed serious concerns about the prevailing interpretation of the immunity set forth in Section 230 of the Communications Act,” Pai said in his statement. “Many advance an overly broad...
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  • As Donald Trump Blasts Twitter And Facebook, FCC Chairman Says He Will Move Forward With Plans To ‘Clarify' Section 230

    As Donald Trump Blasts Twitter And Facebook, FCC Chairman Says He Will Move Forward With Plans To ‘Clarify' Section 230

    8 days ago - By Deadline

    The chairman of the FCC issued a statement on Thursday saying that he plans to move forward with efforts to clarify Section 230, the provision of a 1996 law that gives immunity to internet companies like Facebook and Twitter over the way that they moderate content. Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement as President Donald...
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