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tl;dr – Section 230 Reform Summaries

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has come under close scrutiny. Section 230 provides important immunity to online platforms for the content of third-party users. Section 230 also guarantees legal immunity when platforms moderate objectionable content on their services: so-called “good samaritan” immunity.

Reform efforts are aimed at creating more carve-outs to Section 230 immunities, and limiting the scope of content platforms can moderate.

Many of these proposals would make bad policy by creating disincentives to moderate content in order to avoid a flood of litigation.

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