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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 4756

  To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to narrow the scope of the 
limitation on liability provided under section 230 of that Act, and for 
                            other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 29, 2020

  Mr. Kennedy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
   referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to narrow the scope of the 
limitation on liability provided under section 230 of that Act, and for 
                            other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Don't Push My Buttons Act''.

SEC. 2. LIMITATION ON IMMUNITY.

    Section 230(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 230(c)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Exception.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
                provision of this subsection, and subject to 
                subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the protection 
                provided under paragraph (1) or (2) shall not apply 
                with respect to a provider of an interactive computer 
                service that--
                            ``(i) collects information regarding the 
                        habits, preferences, or beliefs of a user of 
                        the service; and
                            ``(ii) uses an automated function to 
                        deliver content to the user described in clause 
                        (i) that corresponds with the habits, 
                        preferences, or beliefs identified as a result 
                        of the action taken under that clause with 
                        respect to that user.
                    ``(B) Applicability.--Subparagraph (A) shall not 
                apply to a situation in which--
                            ``(i) a user of an interactive computer 
                        service uses an automated function to deliver 
                        content to that user; or
                            ``(ii) subject to subparagraph (C), a user 
                        of an interactive computer service knowingly 
                        and intentionally elects to receive the content 
                        described in subparagraph (A)(ii).
                    ``(C) Burden of proof.--A provider of an 
                interactive computer service shall have the burden of 
                proving by clear and convincing evidence under 
                subparagraph (B)(ii) that a user of the interactive 
                computer service knowingly and intentionally elected to 
                receive the content described in subparagraph 
                (A)(ii).''.
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