OP-ED: Section 230 Debate Obscures Some Real Concerns
RealClearPolicy – ICLE President Geoffrey Manne and Director of Innovation Policy Kristian Stout published an op-ed in RealClearPolicy examining whether and how to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The full piece is available here.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act continues to play a surprisingly large role in our political discourse, given its status as the last remaining vestige of a quarter-century-old law that was largely struck down by the courts long ago. The immunity shield the law grants to online platforms has been implicated in issues as broad-ranging as Twitter’s decision to ban former President Trump to whether Instagram exacerbates eating disorders among teens.