New algorithm bill could force Facebook to change how the news feed works

And without changes to Section 230


A new bipartisan bill, introduced on Wednesday, could mark Congress’ first step toward addressing algorithmic amplification of harmful content. The Social Media NUDGE Act, authored by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming), would direct the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to study “content neutral” ways to add friction to content-sharing online.

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