Representative Malinowski Shares Forum on Combating Online Extremism

March 29, 2021
Press Release

 

(Somerville, NJ) On Friday, Representative Malinowski hosted a virtual forum to discuss the threats posed by the spread of conspiracy theories and extremism, including white nationalism and anti-Semitism, on social media, and how to guard against them. Watch a recording of the virtual forum here: https://bit.ly/3u5xBuY.

The forum came as Representatives Malinowski and Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) reintroduced the Protecting Americans from Dangerous Algorithms Act, legislation to hold large social media platforms accountable for their algorithmic amplification of harmful, radicalizing content that leads to offline violence. The bill was reintroduced in the House of Representatives last week.

“Friday’s discussion highlighted a bill I recently reintroduced to hold social media companies more accountable for promoting divisions among us that lead to violence against us,” said Representative Malinowski.  “I learned a lot from the questions, and I will continue to engage my constituents in conversations surrounding the issues I am focused on in Washington.”