H.R. 285CASE-IT Act: Curbing Abuse and Saving Expression In Technology Act

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL)

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK), Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA), and Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (R-NJ)

Introduced: January 12, 2021
Status: The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology in February 2021.

Description

The “CASE-IT Act” amends Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to temporarily suspend any sort of immunity for digital platforms that: create, develop, post, or materially contribute to illegal online content, or induce another person to do it; knowingly permit or facilitate illicit sexual contact online between an adult and a minor; and/or do not effectively screen minors from accessing indecent, obscene, or otherwise harmful content. The bill also requires dominant digital platforms to adhere to a First Amendment standard for their content moderation practices, and subjects them to a private right of action.

Our Position

We oppose this bill

Decode Democracy opposes this bill. Learn more about our approach to Section 230 reform.

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