S.1914 - Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] (Introduced 06/19/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/19/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1914 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/19/2019)
Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act
This bill prohibits a large social media company from moderating information on its platform from a politically biased standpoint.
Under current law, a social media company is generally immune from liability with respect to content posted on its platform by users and other content providers. However, the bill removes this statutory immunity unless the social media company obtains certification from the Federal Trade Commission that it does not moderate information on its platform in a manner that is biased against a political party, candidate, or viewpoint.