Content Moderation 08/02/2019

This Bill Wants to Make the Internet Worse

Robert Winterton
Robert Winterton Director of Public Affairs

The internet is an amazing tool. It has eased our ability to learn, connect, and entertain. But some lawmakers in Congress specifically want to make our online experience worse.

How so?

They want to outlaw:

  • autoplaying the next cooking video in a playlist.
  • automatic scrolling and instead require you to hit “next page” on a website.
  • Yelp from awarding banners to reliable reviewers.

As strange and concerning as these goals are, Sen. Hawley thinks they should become law.

[Read More at Medium]


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