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USA – Senator Amy Klobuchar seeks to quell health misinformation on social media (Brookings)

Mark MacCarthy writes: Like Howard Beale, the angry TV executive in the film Network, Senator Amy Klobuchar is mad and she’s not going to take it anymore. She is fed up with Facebook’s failure to control the spread of health misinformation on its social network. Last week, she introduced a bill to do something about it. Under her proposal, Facebook will lose its immunity from lawsuits under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act if it algorithmically promotes health misinformation, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), during a health crisis.

go to Brookings: Senator Amy Klobuchar seeks to quell health misinformation on social media (brookings.edu)