The tech industry has sent a cohesive message to congress from the last two decades about a law that protects the internet platforms. The message is, “don’t touch it.” Lately, the tech companies are facing heavy scrutiny from political leaders, which has forced them to change their statement to “let us work something out.” Many industry leaders are on board to change the existing law, and even Mark Zuckerburg has stated that the laws must be regularly updated. Twitter’s CEO has made proposals for the expansion of the laws, while Google has been vocal about the questions on the laws.
Recently, few small companies like Tripadvisor, Snap, and Reddit also came together to state that they are all interested in discussing the reforms. The recent outage is mainly due to the fact that both the political parties in the US have threatened the platforms that they will bring major changes to the reforms to make sure that there is a legal shield, and it would become very difficult for the companies to repel them. The old law was formed in 1996, and it had since then reduced the legal exposures for the videos, words, and photos posted by users on the internet platforms.