A Republican senator from Missouri is preparing laws to force online giants like Google and Facebook to stop selling specific targeted ads to protect legal protections, an action that could threaten the business model of Internet-based companies, according to a report Monday.
Senator Josh Hawley will conditionalize certain companies on certain platforms to prevent advertisers from targeting users based on their browsing histories or online activities to obtain protections under Section 230 of the Communication Decisions Act, which protects online companies from legal liability from third parties. party content, Politico reported.
The 1996 law, called the “26 words that created the Internet,” was criticized by President Trump and allies who claimed the censorship conservatives of social media companies.
Trump signed an executive order last month, seeking to add new regulations to the law, so that online companies would be treated like publishers and exposed more legal responsibility.
Trump took action a couple of days after adding Twitter’s real posts to fraudulent post-voting posts.
In the policy report, Congress Trump ally, Hawley, said the proposal met with management officials, the Senate and colleagues in the outside group.
It is expected to present its measure in the coming weeks.
In June 2019, Hawley issued similar legislation aimed at making changes to Section 230.
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