@viaCristiano: Senate Judiciary vote adds momentum to attack on tech’s legal shield

The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted Thursday to remove liability protections for online businesses that host child porn, advancing a measure that poses the most significant threat in years to the tech industry’s fiercely guarded legal shield.

And a House companion version is coming soon, Senate co-sponsor Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said afterward — indicating that the drive to roll back Silicon Valley’s prized liability safeguards is gaining bipartisan momentum.

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