Holding Big Tech Accountable: Targeted Reforms to Tech's Legal Immunity

Communications and Technology Subcommittee

House Commerce Committee

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:30am
Time Zone: 
Virtual Event

A legislative hearing focused on holding Big Tech companies accountable by reforming Section 230. The Subcommittee will discuss what it will take to recalibrate the law in a way that better incentivizes responsible actions by tech companies.


H.R. 2154, the "Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act"

H.R. 3184, the "Civil Rights Modernization Act of 2021"

H.R. 3421, the "Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism, and Consumer Harms Act" or the "SAFE TECH Act"

H.R. 5596, the "Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act of 2021"



Panel I

Frances Haugen
Former Facebook Employee

Rashad Robinson
Color of Change

James Steyer
Founder and CEO
Common Sense Media

Panel II

Hon. Karen Kornbluh
Director, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative and Senior Fellow
The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Carrie Goldberg, Esq.
C.A. Goldberg Law Firm, PLLC

Matthew F. Wood
Vice President of Policy and General Counsel
Free Press Action

Mary Anne Franks, J.D., D.Phil.
Professor of Law and Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, University of Miami
School of Law
President and Legislative & Tech Policy Director, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative