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The EARN IT Act of 2020 (Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2020) is proposed legislation in the United States Congress that is aimed to amend Section 230 (47 U.S.C. § 230) of the Communications Act of 1934, which has historically allowed operators of websites to remove content from users that they deem inappropriate and provides them liability from civil lawsuits related to the content of such user. Section 230, which was the only surviving portion of the Communications Decency Act passed in 1996, has been attributed to allowing the Internet to flourish without fear of legal repercussions since its passage. However, a number of events in the 2010s had led lawmakers to question the legal freedom that website operators have, and among other legislation options, the EARN IT act was proposed to alter Section 230's protections and put more onus on website operators.
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[2020-07-08] What Is the EARN IT Act and Why Is It Bad for the Internet?. The bill has the potential to be damaging to free speech and directly harmful to anyone who uses encryption-based communication services.
.. The ACLU called it "a disaster" for privacy, especially for LGBTQ and sex working communities, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote that these vague and undefined "best practices" violate the Constitution.
... defense attorney Jared Trujillo wrote that EARN IT would be "a death blow to internet privacy, and the end of needed online mediums the most marginalized LGBTQ+ communities rely on to survive." ... "preventing the passage of the EARN IT Act is a matter of life or death for our community."
[2020-06-24] There's Now an Even Worse Anti-Encryption Bill Than EARN IT. That Doesn't Make the EARN IT Bill OK. LAED: "Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act of 2020"
[2020-03] EARN IT Act of 2020.
[2020-03-31] The EARN IT Act Violates the Constitution.
[2020-03-05] The EARN IT Act Is a Sneak Attack on Encryption.
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