Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will repeat arguments in favour of reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, according to prepared remarks made available by the US House of Representatives' Committee on Energy & Commerce. "Instead of being granted immunity, platforms should be required to demonstrate that they have systems in place for identifying unlawful content and removing it," Zuckerberg will say. Section 230 is a piece of legislation that largely shields large online intermediaries like social media platforms from liability for content posted by users. The company has stepped up its advocacy on the issue amid scrutiny on social media companies over fake news and disinformation. Facebook has been vague on the kind of technologies platforms should leverage, leading to concern among smaller platforms that the company is pushing for rulemaking that it will be in a better position…
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