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Legislation to mandate "fact checking"


Just The NewsU.S. lawmakers introduced the Social Media NUDGE Act (S-3608) to "reduce addiction and the amplification of harmful content" through federal research agencies and a regulatory rulemaking process.

The legislation applies to commercial enterprises specializing in user-generated content with more than 20 million monthly active users for most of a 12-month period. They must devise plans for "content-agnostic interventions" and submit them to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for approval.

Some of the proposed interventions are already common, such as Twitter's prompt to users to read links before retweeting them.

While S-3608 never refers to misinformation or false information, it also never defines the "harmful content" it seeks to prevent, allowing its bipartisan cosponsors to give their own spin on what it would accomplish.

They know they can count on the leftists running Big Tech to shut us up, at least in those walled gardens.

This entry was published Thu Apr 14 22:35:26 CDT 2022 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2022-04-14 22:35:26.0. [Tweet]

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