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Section 230 allows social platforms to exist and thrive — is it time for a change?

03/08/2021

Almost any article you read about Section 230 reminds you that it contains the most important 26 words in tech and that it is the law that made the modern internet. This is all true, but Section 230 is also the most significant obstacle to stopping misinformation online. Section 230 is part of the Communications...
Almost any article you read about Section 230 reminds you that it contains the most important 26 words in tech and that it is the law that made the modern internet. This is all true, but Section 230 is also the most significant obstacle to stopping misinformation online. Section 230 is part of the Communications Decency Act, a 1996 law passed while the internet was still embryonic and downright terrifying to some lawmakers for what it could unleash, particularly with regard to pornography. Section 230 states that internet platforms — dubbed “interactive computer services” in the statute — cannot be…This story continues at The Next Web
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