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DOJ proposes tech liability shield reform to Congress

Tech trade group NetChoice pointed to the DOJ’s proposal to strike the “otherwise objectionable” wording from the part of Section 230 that lets platforms do content moderation and replace it with promoting terrorism or violent extremism, promoting self-harm and unlawful.

Carl Szabo, the group’s vice president and general counsel, warned that limiting the ground for content removal could hamper platforms’ efforts to limit foreign intervention in American elections.

“These amendments would make it near impossible to remove election interference from foreign states like Russia or China, denigration of America’s veterans, fake reviews, and dangerous products —all things we need to be worried about as consumers and as voters during this tense election cycle,” he said.