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.

Bill Could Curb Content Moderation By Web Cos.


Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)’s proposed “Stop The Censorship Act” would strip online platforms of the protections of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, if they remove lawful posts by users.

Big Tech Execs Due On Capitol Hill Next Week

Executives from Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google will testify before a House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.