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Short Titles as Introduced

Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2019

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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.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/11/2019Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
01/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/11/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/11/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology01/25/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/11/2019)

Biased Algorithm Deterrence Act of 2019

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.