Explaining Section 230

Here’s a look at what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is, and the practical implications of the loss of its protections would have for online services. The implications include the potential for even greater censorship by these platforms of what is being posted online — seemingly the opposite of the intent of the Executive Order triggered by the perceived limitations imposed on tweets of the president and on the social media posts of other conservative commentators.

What Journalists Should Know About Communications Decency Act Section 230

Do you have the “right” to post to social media? Why does Section 230 exist? Can social media sites flag or ban politicians’ comments?