Fri. Dec 14th, 2018

Republicans keep misunderstanding the law that protects internet platforms

Republicans keep misunderstanding the law that protects internet platforms

Today I come bearing a treat: a guest post from The Verge’s editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel. Nilay took note of comments made Tuesday by Josh Hawley, the incoming Republican senator from Missouri, about an issue we’ll be watching closely here next year: efforts on both on the left and the right to curtail Section 230, the portion of the Communications Decency Act that in most cases exempts internet platforms from liability for what their users publish. Nilay is a lawyer as well as an editor, and I hope you’ll enjoy his perspective here. I’ll have more to say about today’s UK and FTC hearings regarding our favorite internet platforms tomorrow.

Why do Republicans make fools of themselves by misreading Section 230 of the Communications Decency…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18115776/josh-hawley-section-230-ted-cruz-republicans-internet-liability

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