Facebook Could Be Forced to Offer Algorithm-Free Option Under New Bipartisan BillEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

A bipartisan collective of House lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would require Big Tech providers like Facebook and Google to allow users to opt-out of content selected by algorithms, providing additional transparency regarding content. The bill, dubbed the Filter Bubble Transparency Act in the House (pdf), would make platforms with more than one million users and $50 million in annual revenue notify users of algorithm usage and allow users to determine settings. Rhode Island Democratic Rep. David Cicilline and Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck introduced the legislation in the House. South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune, Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Kansas Republican Sen. Jerry Moran, Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, and Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner introduced the bill in the Senate. “The Filter Bubble Act will bring more transparency and accountability, while giving consumers more control of their online experience on Big Tech platforms,” Buck said …Read More

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