Saturday, February 01, 2020
"EARN IT" Act seems to target some encryption through Section 230 changes; DOJ plans forum on 230 issues Feb. 19
Adi Robertson writes in The Verge about a proposed bill called the “EARN IT Act” (Eliminating Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies) supported by S. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) which would set up a commission requiring platforms to remove certain content exploitative of children, with loss of Section 230 protection. There are reports that it intended to target end-to-end encryption and could lead to the sale of WhatsApp. Bloomberg has a story by Ben Brody and Naomi Nix and links to a draft of the bill. The name suggests good karma.