FCC head says commission can interpret Section 230 regulations, signals plan to do so

Wants to pander to Trump and McConnell – watch out for bashing 1st Amendment too. Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday announced that the agency would move forward with new rules that would “clarify the meaning” of the law that regulates Internet publishers and platforms.

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Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides broad protections for online platforms shielding them from liability for content posted by others on their sites — including illicit material assuming certain actions were taken by the platforms. The protections allowed early platforms to flourish, but has come under scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators.

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