Congress is reviving a bill to crack down on tech over online child sexual exploitation by taking aim at legal liability protections.
The Earn It Act removes protections afforded through Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for platforms with child sexual abuse material on their sites, according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican and co-sponsor of the legislation.
The bill intends to encourage companies to earn the liability protections by addressing child-sex content in ways that Congress deems appropriate.
“To all the victim groups and law enforcement entities urging Congress to do something about the scourge of child sexual abuse material and the exploitation of children on the internet: we hear you,” Mr. Graham said in a statement.
“The days of children being exploited on the internet and their families being unable to do anything about it are coming to an end,” he said.