Content Moderation

04/16/2021

The Technology 202: The tech industry is fighting a bill making it easier for its workers to organize

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

They also believe tech companies should have to “implement and maintain” reasonable content moderation systems to address illegal content or harassment of people under the age of 18.

The memorandum signals Republicans’ plan to make protecting children online a key policy priority, as they want to strengthen a decades-old children’s privacy law.

The memo was swiftly criticized by industry group NetChoice, which called it “a retreat from conservative values” that “puts key principles such as free enterprise and limited government at risk, all while harming key tools conservatives use to reach American voters.”

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