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H.R. 4027: Stop the Censorship Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 25, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4027

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 25, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Meadows, Mr. King of Iowa, and Mr. Norman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 (commonly referred to as the Communications Decency Act) to stop censorship, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Stop the Censorship Act.

2.

Revocation of immunities

Section 230(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 230(c)) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking and Screening of Offensive Material and inserting of unlawful or objectionable material; and

(2)

in paragraph (2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A)—

(i)

by striking material that the provider or user considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected and inserting unlawful material; and

(ii)

by striking ; or and inserting a semicolon;

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking paragraph (1). and inserting subparagraph (A); or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(C)

any action taken to provide users with the option to restrict access to any other material, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected.

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