Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA)
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.
Decode Democracy supported the bill as outlined in a statement by Decode Democracy Policy Director Ann Ravel.