FCC Commissioner Carr urges lame-duck agency action to clip Section 230

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Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr suggested that the agency should jam through rules to limit tech's liability shield before President Donald Trump leaves office. Commissioner Carr told reporters he believes the FCC could avoid a "lengthy process" for writing rules to curb Section 230's reach, noting a path for quickly instituting "interpretive rules" outlined on Twitter by tech policy lawyer Berin Szóka, who opposes the idea and believes it wouldn't stand up in court. Carr's idea would be another path to damaging Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a foundational law for the modern internet, after Trump's attempt to repeal it via must-pass defense legislation stalled out.

FCC Republican urges lame-duck agency action to clip Section 230