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Republican bill seeks to limit social media liability protections without getting rid of them

Carl Szabo, vice president and general counsel of the tech industry group NetChoice, said the bill would prevent tech platforms from removing exactly the type of content Congress has warned them about.

“This bill would thwart social media’s ability to remove Russian or Chinese election interference campaigns, misinformation about Covid-19, and cyberbullying from their services,” said Szabo, whose members include Amazon, Facebook, Google, TikTok and Twitter. “Furthermore, the bill would prevent online services from removing the very content Congress demands they remove – notably medical misinformation and efforts to undermine our elections.”