Monday, February 08, 2021

Another Section 230 reform bill requires "tattle tale" by platforms; Gamer mysteriously loses entire Google account to unexplained TOS issue

 

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Coindesk, a cryptocurrency site, has reported that the Senate has reintroduced a “tattle tale” bill, a “See Something Say Something Online” act, based on the BSA Banking Secrecy Act, but requiring platforms and hosts to submit Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs, ironically) when they get reports from users or can see through moderation that criminal activity is being planned.  It was introduce dy Denator John Cornyn not Texas.

The bill is S4758.

Hoeg Law (Virtual Legality) offers a video about a game developer Andrew Spinks, creator of Terraria, who pulled his port connection (Stadia) from Google after Google perhaps by mistake terminated Spinks’s entire Google account or some mysterious TOS issue. 

Taylor Lykes explains on The Verge 

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