The Republican Study Committee, the largest ideological caucus in the House of Representatives with 125 members, is making tech censorship a priority following the mass banning of conservatives including President Donald Trump in recent days.
A memo circulated to committee members calls for a renewed focus on proposed reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law which immunizes tech companies to lawsuits arising from defamation and censorship that occurs on online platforms.
The memo recognizes that with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate, reform efforts aimed at curbing censorship are unlikely to succeed in the next two years. But efforts by House members could still send signals to the Supreme Court, which has yet to hear a case on Section 230.
One of the proposed reforms suggested by the memo would tie tech companies’ legal immunities to their remaining neutral with regards to