A New Roadmap for Reining in Social Media Companies Is Gaining Steam

From a Washington Post story by Cristiano Lima headlined “A new roadmap for reining in social media companies is gaining steam”:

For years, U.S. policymakers have been railing against social media companies for allegedly stoking divisions and facilitating the spread of noxious content on their sites, with little to show for it beyond distant threats of regulation.

These efforts have largely taken a single form: proposals to roll back the protections that shield tech companies from lawsuits over their users’ posts, known as Section 230.

But there are signs of growing momentum for a different approach, focused instead on channeling regulators’ consumer protection powers.