On Wednesday, the 19th of February 2020, adding a shimmering ray of hope for the US-based tech industry tycoons such as Facebook Inc. and Google LLC., which had been vying to vent out a way to increase surveillance on users’ posts and videos following a cascade of criticisms, US Attorney General Barr William Barr questioned on Wednesday (February 19th) whether the major tech platforms still required insulations from legal liabilities ,a causus belly which had long been acting as an immunity for the tech goliaths.
Meanwhile, referring to the section 230 that could dissolve tech conglomerates’ treatment as a publisher for its users’ contents, the US Attorney General, William Barr said in a public meeting on Wednesday (February 19th) that aimed at probing the futures of Section 230 and was hosted by the US Justice Department, “No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts.
They have become titans. Given this changing technological landscape, valid questions have been raised about whether Section 230’s broad immunity is necessary at least in its current form. ” Nonetheless, if truth is to be told, Section 230 might spare the tech conglomerates from liabilities related to its users’ contents and videos, the leading US tech platforms could still be held accountable for the contents which might violate intellectual property or criminal laws.