Democrats Want To Hold Social Media Companies Responsible For Health Misinformation

democrats want to hold social media companies responsible for health misinformation

Sumary of Democrats Want To Hold Social Media Companies Responsible For Health Misinformation:

  • Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Sen.
  • Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Democratic senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would hold Facebook, YouTube and other social media companies responsible for the proliferation of falsehoods about vaccines, fake cures and other harmful health-related claims on their sites.
  • Co-sponsored by Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, the Health Misinformation Act targets a provision in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects platforms from being held liable for what their users post in most cases.
  • U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy warned last week that COVID-19 misinformation is an “urgent threat.

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