House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is working to strip key legal protections on content published by tech companies.
Silicon Valley wants the protections covered under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act included in the Trump administration’s trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
That legislation limits the liability of tech companies for content users publish on their platforms.
Pelosi’s camp says not only are there questions about expanding protections across U.S. borders, but their days may also be numbered at home.
Congress is considering whether internet companies should take on more liability for content on their platforms.
Some lawmakers say those protections should be stripped from companies that fail to meet government standards for political neutrality.
Tech activists argue expanding protections overseas would give people across the world the ability to share thoughts and ideas without government intervention.