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Short Titles as Introduced

Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2018

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide that an owner or operator of a social media service that hinders the display of user-generated content shall be treated as a publisher or speaker of such content, and for other purposes.


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12/20/2018Introduced in House

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12/20/2018Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/20/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce12/20/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/20/2018)

Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2018

This bill provides that an owner or operator of a social media service shall be treated as a publisher or speaker of user-generated content (and, therefore, may potentially be held liable with respect to such content) if  the service or its algorithm does any of the following:

  • displays user-generated content in an order that is not chronological;
  • delays the display of such content relative to other content; or
  • hinders the display of such content for reasons other than to carry out the user's direction or to restrict material that the provider or user considers obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.