House Commerce Republicans Announce Big Tech Accountability Agenda

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Republican Representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced a comprehensive package of discussion draft bills to hold Big Tech accountable by improving transparency and content moderation accountability, reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, promoting competition, and preventing illegal and harmful activity on their platforms. The members also released a Big Tech Accountability Platform, guided by four principles:
  1. Increasing meaningful transparency
  2. Enhancing oversight and accountability
  3. Pushing for consistency and objectivity
  4. Exploring competition issues so innovation is unleashed, not quashed

“Guided by our Big Tech Accountability Platform, we are releasing discussion draft bills for Big Tech to be transparent, uphold American values for free speech, and stop their abuse of power that is harming our children," stated Ranking Committee Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). "Our goal is for these drafts to lead to concrete legislation. Every Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Committee is leading on solutions, and I’m grateful for their hard work to drive meaningful and needed change.”

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