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Biden, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Section 230 & You

Let's discuss Section 230 this week! Ye olde Liability Shield Law!


Should platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram be held accountable for irresponsible content created by it's independent users?


Should they be held liable for damages regarding that content? Is there a difference between being liable and accountable?


The recent change in the White House has brought with it new policy ideas regarding Section 230. But they may not be as different as you would think.


Where's the line? Who decides what the line is? Who enforces it?


Biden’s Commerce nominee backs changes to Section 230 - The Verge

What is Section 230, the topic of the Congressional hearing? - The Washington Post

FCC changes its stance on Section 230 policy after months of Trump tweets - The Washington Post

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