Rep. Jim Jordan announced on Twitter “Big Tech has targeted conservatives for far too long. House Judiciary Republicans have had enough. Read about our plan.”
“We believe that this agenda will serve as the Republican platform to take on Big Tech going forward and unite our party to reject Big Tech’s ‘cancel culture’ practices,” he added to the Washington Examiner.
Per the Washington Examiner “Republicans want to amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, the controversial law that gives online platforms legal immunity for third-party content, to ensure content moderation decisions “are done in good faith, based on objectively reasonable criteria.”
“The Republicans will introduce a proposal to require that large social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, make their content moderation decision and censorship actions publicly available and force them to pay a “massive fine,” the agenda said, for failing to do so,” the report continues.
“The Republican agenda also proposes making it easier to break up the Big Tech companies altogether by expediting trial court consideration of antitrust cases and empowering state attorneys general to utilize the same fast-track legal procedures available to the federal government,” per the Washington Examiner.
Jordan’s move comes the same day former President Trump announces class action lawsuits against Tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter.