Senators Work on Social Media Regulation Proposal

Senator Graham says an appeal process for removed content to be included.

Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina said he is working on a measure with Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Josh Hawley of Missouri to regulate or license social media companies. Senator Graham brought up his work during a hearing on Tuesday, where the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned whistleblower Pieter “Mudge” Zatko about security issues within the social media platform Twitter.  

Senator Graham hopes that the measure he’s working on will help give users more agency online. “If somebody takes your content down you’ll have an appeal process,” he said. Social media platforms are not licensed and “you can’t sue them,” said Senator Graham, noting “if you drive a car, you need a license, if you sell real estate, you need a license.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senators Graham, Warren, and Hawley as they craft the legislation.
  • For members of Congress as they seek to protect the freedoms of speech and the press.
  • For wisdom for leaders in both congressional chambers as they bring bills and acts to the floor for a vote.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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