Content Moderation 02/16/2021

Florida governor’s plan exposes children to more sexual content, extremism on internet

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

For parents in Florida, unfortunately, stopping sexually explicit material, extremist recruitment and verbal abuse on social-media websites could get a lot harder. Riding on the growing anti-tech wave among Republican politicians, Gov. DeSantis announced the Transparency in Technology Act to fight alleged conservative bias.

By limiting social-media companies’ ability to remove content, the legislation scratches an itch for those upset with Big Tech’s current style of content moderation. If passed, failure to comply with the government’s new mandates would mean harsh penalties and costly civil litigation for social media.

 

Read the full article in the Miami Herald here.

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