US HB277 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 12 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requires an edge provider of an interactive computer service (e.g., social media website) to adopt and maintain written terms of service binding itself to a contractual duty of good faith in order to qualify for the statutory protection against being treated as the publisher of information distributed through the service by a third party. An edge provider is a provider of an interactive computer service through which information published by other content providers is distributed and that has more than (1) $1.5 billion in annual global revenue, and (2) 30 million monthly users in the United States or 300 million monthly users worldwide.

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2021-02-02HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
2021-01-12HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2021-01-12HouseIntroduced in House


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