CRC Colloquium (T. Barton Carter presents, "Has the Time Come to Revise § 230 of the Communications Decency Act?")

  • Starts: 3:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Ends: 4:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018
In the 22 years since it was passed, § 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives providers of interactive computer services broad immunity from liability for content posted by third parties, has had a profound effect on the Internet. The Electronic Frontier Foundation calls it, “the most important law protecting Internet speech.” Others, however, argue it encourages and enables extremely harmful speech including defamation, invasion of privacy, sex trafficking, revenge porn, online bullying, doxing, and death threats, leaving victims with little or no recourse. This has led to numerous efforts to reduce the immunity provided by § 230. Given the changes in the Internet since it was passed, is it time to revise § 230?
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