Saturday, December 4, 2021

(Almost) Daily Meme

Section 230: GOP congresswoman urges more free speech on Big Tech platforms                                                          Cathy McMorris Rodgers' bill would allow users to sue Big Tech companies if they think speech is censored

Republicans and Democrats clashed over Section 230 again this week, with Democrats arguing that Big Tech platforms should be held liable for users that cause harm and Republicans arguing they should be held liable for censoring certain viewpoints.

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology met Wednesday to discuss the 1996 law, which says internet platforms cannot be held liable for content that third-party users post to their respective websites.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and ranking member of the energy and commerce subcommittee, introduced draft legislation in July that would allow users of Big Tech platforms to sue companies if they think the companies censored speech protected by the First Amendment.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., McMorris Rodgers said Congress needs to hold more hearings on Section 230. (House Energy and Commerce Committee)
Fauci Says New COVID Testing Requirements for People Entering Country Do Not Apply to Illegals
Dr. Anthony Fauci — the Biden Administration’s point man for COVID-19 response — confirmed the push for new testing requirements for those entering the country will not include those apprehended at the southern border.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director made a rare appearance in the White House briefing room Wednesday, compared to the previous administration, to discuss the new omicron coronavirus variant.

Fauci discussed the stricter testing requirements the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering, including getting a negative COVID test result 24-hours before an international flight into the U.S., instead of the current three days, and taking another test within three to five days of arriving in the country.

President Joe Biden announced Thursday his administration was adopting the 24-hour negative testing requirement for international flights. Read more and see videos here.