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EARN IT Act Still Ain't Good

The Earn It Act Threatens Our Online Freedoms. New Amendments Don’t Fix It.

The July 2 manager’s and Leahy amendments attempt to respond to some of the concerns that I and others have raised about EARN IT. But they perpetuate the basic underlying problem: if passed, even in this amended form, the bill would still pose a serious threat to our freedoms online, especially freedom of speech. That threat is inherent to this legislation; no amount of amendments can fix it. And here’s the kicker: it still won’t guarantee children’s safety online.

I'm not a legal expert, but this write up does a good job explaining the proposals in this act and why the new changes don't actually fix it (if it even could be fixed and is not fundamentally flawed).

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