H.R. 2154Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act

Rep. Tom Malinowsi (D-NJ) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)

Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL), Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Rep. Theodore Deutch (D-FL), Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA), Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA), Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA), Rep. Andy Levin (D-MI), Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC), Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-NY), Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), and Rep. David Trone (D-MD)

Introduced: March 23, 2021
Status: The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in March 2021.

Description

The Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to remove liability immunity for a platform if its algorithm is used to amplify or recommend content directly relevant to a case involving interference with civil rights (42 U.S.C. 1985); neglect to prevent interference with civil rights (42 U.S.C. 1986); and in cases involving acts of international terrorism (18 U.S.C. 2333). Importantly, the bill would only apply to online platforms with 50 million or more users.

Our Position

We support this bill

Decode Democracy supports this bill as outlined in a statement by Decode Democracy Project Director Ann Ravel.

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