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Section 230 Debate Obscures Some Real Concerns

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.

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