Mark Zuckerberg Calls on Congress to Require Tech Firms to Weed Out ‘Unlawful’ Content

Facebook’s CEO will ask Congress to change Section 230, the 25-year-old law giving Big Tech legal protection from lawsuits

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will call on Congress to make changes to the 25-year-old law that protects tech companies from being held liable for what its users post, according to a preview of his remarks for Thursday’s congressional hearing on misinformation.

Zuckerberg, according to written testimony posted on Wednesday, one day before he’s set to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called on Congress to require law tech companies to have systems in place to spot and remove “unlawful content.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44