States take lead from Congress on reining in Big Tech

States are taking the lead on regulating Big Tech platforms such as Facebook and Google, advancing rules regarding censorship, data privacy, algorithms, and advertisements.

Social media censorship and content moderation has been a particularly heated area of tension between Democrats and Republicans nationwide. Members of Congress have challenged top social media executives from companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, regarding their rules for moderating content and potential bias in their algorithms.

Congress is debating multiple bills to beef up data privacy and to overhaul Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a provision that protects social media companies from liability for content posted by their users.
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