Rep. Guthrie Introduces Bill to Deplatform Drug Dealers
Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced the Deplatform Drug Dealers Act, which will amend Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 to remove liability protections for online platforms relating to illegal sales of controlled substances on their sites. Section 230 of the updated Communications Decency Act protects technology companies from being held liable for any content someone else has posted on their site. This has allowed social media companies to avert liability for trillions of messages that contain explicit content and promote illegal activity. As the world becomes even more interconnected, we must stay at the forefront of ensuring our children are protected from bad actors. This legislation would require social media companies do their part in protecting our children, and holding illegal actors accountable for the harmful content they produce.
Guthrie Introduces Bill to Deplatform Drug Dealers H.R.4910