House Dems float 'Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act' to strip Big Tech's liability protection

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House Democrats on Thursday announced new legislation to remove legal liability protections for popular tech platforms that use an algorithm to recommend content that may contribute to real-world harm.
The Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act would limit liability protections for platforms that knowingly or recklessly made a recommendation of third-party information, according to a draft of the legislation shared by the lawmakers.

"The time for self-regulation is over, and this bill holds them accountable," said House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, New Jersey Democrat. "Designing personalized algorithms that promote extremism, disinformation, and harmful content is a conscious choice, and platforms should have to answer for it."

He said social media platforms put profits over people and he thinks the country is paying the price.

The bill would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally provides website platforms immunity from lawsuits over third-party content.

The bill's Democratic co-sponsors —…
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