A New York Senate bill if passed would criminalize the promotion of content that "includes a false statement of fact or fraudulent medical theory that is likely to endanger the safety or health of the public."
Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman introduced S7568 on Dec. 3 and promoted it again this week ahead of "the Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection," claiming it would "Hold Tech Companies Accountable for Promoting Vaccine Misinformation & Hate Speech on Social Media."
The legislation, which is still being considered in a committee, doesn't implicate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields tech platforms from liability for content posted by their users, because it "focuses on the active choices these companies make when implementing algorithms designed to promote the most controversial and harmful content," Hoylman's office said...
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