US senators spar with tech CEOS over legal immunity

Washington (AFP) – US senators clashed with technology CEOs Wednesday over legal immunity and suppression of content on social media as a contentious hearing kicked off on reforming rules governing internet platforms.Republican Senator Roger Wicker, chairing the Commerce Committee hearing, opened the session by renewing a call for reform of a law called Section 230 which gives online services immunity from blame for content on their platforms created by third parties.”My concern is that these platforms have become powerful arbiters of what is true and what content users can access,” Wicker sai…

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