U.S. lawmakers are expected to increase scrutiny of Silicon Valley’s content moderation in hearings scheduled this week as the conversation continues around how to regulate big tech while protecting free speech, The Washington Post reports. As Congress grapples with issues such as hate speech and disinformation, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., expressed hesitation with creating regulation around content moderation and said, “Let's see what happens by just pressuring them first.” Recently, Australia passed regulation that imposes penalties for executives if a company fails to remove violent material in a timely manner. (Registration may be required to access this story.) Editor's Note: The IAPP will host a content moderation workshop May 1 at the Global Privacy Summit in Washington.
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