Democrat warns tech companies to ‘step up’ or risk Section 230 changes

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) warned tech companies on Thursday to ramp up content moderation or risk changes to Section 230.

Thompson said during a hearing on the threat of domestic terrorism that there appears to be bipartisan support to look at reforming the landmark law that provides companies a legal liability shield over content posted on their platforms by third parties.

“So for those companies that might be listening to this hearing, it’s absolutely essential that they step up in a big way, because obviously from a question and responses there’s interest on the right and left — Democrat and Republican — that we have to look at it. And I assure you as chair we will,” he said.