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Is Amending Section 230 the Last Remaining Bipartisan Issue?

Is Amending Section 230 the Last Remaining Bipartisan Issue?

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 November 2020 09:32 AM EST

Now that Joe Biden may be the apparent president-elect, what will happen to social media platforms?

The landmark U.S. law that makes social media networks and tech platforms immune from liability for what users post on them could change under President Joe Biden’s forthcoming administration.

If there was one thing on which Joe Biden and Donald Trump agreed, it's that Section 230 of the U.S. 1996 Telecommunications Act should not continue to stand in its current form.

The legislation protects any "interactive computer service" in the country from being legally liable for what users post on the platforms.

One of the reasons for the law was to protect and grow the nascent internet and world wide web.

Facebook users now spread political disinformation, and YouTube’s algorithm has popularized far-right conspiracy theories.

These are just two examples.

Two decades later, Section 230 has now come under fire from the left and right.

The left worries about extremism and disinformation.

The right believes they are victims of political bias.

As a result, changing the law might be the last remaining bipartisan issue.

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