A bill introduced earlier this month by House Republican officials would ban federal authorities from pressuring social media companies to censor speech, which some experts say is harmful, including a threat to public safety. It is feared that it could thwart government efforts to combat online content, which is widely perceived as
Republicans say the bill is intended to protect free speech on social media, but they discourage authorities from using their power or influence to “promote” or “advocate” the removal of content. The wording directing to raises questions about how these terms are defined and whether they are published. Officers themselves may be gunned down.
According to technology policy experts, federal warnings about online Russian misinformation, health problems stemming from online behavior, and public safety, given the extent of federal officials’ It could be interpreted as putting pressure on the platform to remove it.
“This is more like a half-baked messaging bill than a carefully crafted policy. Cheyenne Hunt, Tech Responsibility Advocate. Citizen.
James R. Comer, R-Kentucky, who heads the House Oversight Committee, was the sponsor of the bill, which reintroduced measures he originally proposed in the last Congress. In a statement, he said it was intended to stop the Biden administration from “bullying social media companies to censor certain opinions and news.”