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Adrian Brown
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What is Section 230?

What to remember about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996: it impacts everyone. Section 230s objective is to promote the development of the world wide web by providing immunity to web providers and users alike. This immunity granted by section 230 covers granting online access to information created by third parties and acting in good faith to edit or restrict access to objectionable material, even if the material would be considered protected constitutionally. Its impact on big tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Google shows us how section 230 has shaped today’s social communities and how we begin to look at moderating content.

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