Rep. Ted Budd Reintroduces Bill to Stop Big Tech Censorship
Washington, January 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) announced that he will introduce the Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act.
The bill allows Americans to file lawsuits against Big Tech companies who breach good faith user agreements, censor political speech, and suppress content. The bill also prohibits Big Tech companies from receiving Section 230 protections unless they change their terms of service to promise to operate in good faith and be subject to a $5,000 fine, actual damages, and attorney’s fees if they violate the agreement.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Recent acts of political censorship by Big Tech are a national disgrace and a threat to the free speech rights of every American. Big Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook have gone too far in suffocating the voices of conservatives across our country. If these companies want to continue to receive special legal protection, they should be forced to play by a fair set of rules.”