DOJ Proposes Curbs on Publishers' Protections for Removing Users' Posts

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The Department of Justice Wednesday proposed legislation that could make it easier for people to sue web companies for taking down content.

The proposal would amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which currently protects web publishers from lawsuits over users' speech. Among other provisions, that law currently shields websites from lawsuits for removing or restricting access to users' posts that are objectionable.

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