Nancy Pelosi Pushes to Remove Legal Protections for Online Content in Trade Pact

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2019
From The Center
online censorship, trade, free speech, Canada, Mexico

Internet companies have fought for the provisions in the USMCA deal with Canada and Mexico.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pushing to strip out sweeping legal protections for online content in the new trade pact with Mexico and Canada, in what would be a blow for big technology companies.

Internet firms lobbied hard to include the immunity language in the trade agreement, seeing it as a way to extend to Mexico and Canada the broad umbrella of legal protection they enjoy in the U.S.

But the trade-pact language also could...

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