Bill Would Expose Social Media Enforcement

(AP) – A proposal being considered by California legislators would require social media companies to make public their policies for removing problem content and give detailed accounts of how and when they remove it. Supporters of the proposal blame online chatter for encouraging violence and undermining democracy. The bipartisan measure stalled last year over free speech concerns. Democratic Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel said Tuesday that he hopes to revive his bill by making it clear that lawmakers don’t intend to censor or regulate content. But his bill would require companies to say how they regulate their own content under their social media terms of service.