How the tech industry will have to step up to fight online toxicity and child abuse

Venture Beat | Mar 26, 2020 at 11:15 PM
  • When it comes to fighting online toxicity and sexual abuse of children, most companies say they are supportive.
  • The proposed federal legislation, dubbed the EARN IT Act (short for Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies), creates incentives for companies to “earn” their liability protection for laws that take place on their platform, particularly related to online child sexual abuse.
  • The EARN IT Act, the legislation calls for industry standards, including incentives for companies who abide by them, but it also carves an exception to this law from the ‘90s.