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He suggested, for instance, that removing Section 230 protections for self-serve ad content could force small publishers to decide between establishing costly new ad moderation procedures or finding other ways to support their content.Cheat sheet: U.S. lawmakers propose Section 230 reforms to regulate online paid speech|Kate Kaye|February 10, 2021|Digiday
Also, individuals were less attractive targets for costly lawsuits than wealthy corporations.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
Our analysis found many examples of contract terms that experts say are costly to the cash-strapped towns that fund the agreements.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts|by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
Despite attempts to rein in police union contracts in New Jersey, costly provisions remain common, an unprecedented analysis by the Asbury Park Press and ProPublica found.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts|by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
We believe Infinitus’ VoiceRPA solution enables healthcare organizations to automate previously costly and manual calls and faxes and empowers these organizations to see benefits from end-to-end process automation.Infinitus emerges from stealth with $21.4M for ‘voice RPA’ aimed at healthcare companies|Ingrid Lunden|February 4, 2021|TechCrunch
Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
The studio took him at his word and jumped at the chance to close down, or at least reduce, his costly operation.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is she too hawkish for the activists who helped make her vote for the Iraq War so costly back in the 2008 campaign?
Governor Bobby Jindal insists it would be too costly for the state, whose share would total nearly $2 billion over 10 years.
The drawback was that the terrain in front of Bradley made success very costly.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And the absence of paper and so forth, rendering notebooks costly and rare, made a large amount of memorizing necessary.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Not one of the early electric actions proved either quick or reliable, and all were costly to install and maintain.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
This sum probably included the costly buildings required for the beam-engines, which Trevithick's plan dispensed with.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
In Europe they are made of the most costly materials, and studded with the rarest gems.
In Parliament, where of course the old costly fashions have long been out of vogue, the change is equally noticeable.