AZ Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Hold Big Tech to Account for Censoring Political Views

AZ Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Hold Big Tech to Account for Censoring Political Views


Republican Arizona lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to treat online companies like Twitter and Facebook as publishers rather than neutral platforms when they censor content on their sites.

House Bill 2180, which was submitted by Rep. Mark Finchem and Senate Majority Whip Sonny Borrelli and co-sponsored by House Majority Whip Leo Biasiucci, is directed at stripping the so-called Section 230 protections provided for in federal law.

That section of the U.S. Code shields social media companies from facing civil liability in relation to the content they allow to be posted.

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It also protects these companies from liability for restricting “access to or availability of material that the provider or user considers to be … objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.”

However, HB 2180 seeks to draw the distinction between a neutral platform and a publisher.

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