Conservative court could undermine content moderation online
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it will hear a case that could determine the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a law that both protects internet platforms from liability for user posts and empowers platforms to moderate content on their sites.
“Section 230 is the foundation that today’s internet is built on, supporting both speech online and the ability of internet platforms to take down harmful content,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “Eroding that wouldn’t just impact large platforms — it would hammer smaller websites, from community newspapers to niche blogs.”
Earlier this year, Chamber of Progress published a study examining the legal history of Section 230 cases and the impact of Section 230 protecting smaller internet platforms. Read the full report here.
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