White House backs Section 230 overhaul and algorithm rules in new tech proposal

The White House is calling for the removal of Section 230 liability protections for Big Tech companies as well as increased transparency regarding their algorithms, a statement of interest in regulating Silicon Valley as desired by both Democrats and Republicans but that stops short of a clear endorsement of some of the policies backed by the populist wings of both parties.

The two proposals were included in a series of principles for the Biden administration’s tech policy priorities released on Thursday. The proposals also included an emphasis on preserving privacy
, protecting the mental health of youth, countering misinformation and disinformation, and cracking down on illegal and abusive conduct.

The White House “explained that the Administration would continue to work to address the harms caused by a lack of sufficient accountability for technology platforms” and “will continue working with Congress and stakeholders
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