WASHINGTON – Facebook and other social media platforms should be held responsible for the content posted on their sites, Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said Wednesday.
Two congressional subcommittees met to review a section of the Communications Decency Act that says social media and other online are not legally responsible, unlike a traditional publisher, for content posted by others on their platforms.
Reddit Inc. Co-Founder & CEO Steve Huffman and Danielle Keats Citron, a professor at Boston University, were scheduled to testify online content moderation practices and whether consumers are adequately protected under the current law.
“If Facebook doesn’t want to play referee….then they should get out of the game,” Matsui said.