US Department of Justice’s review of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and proposals for reform
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- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S REVIEW OF SECTION 230 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT OF 1996
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I believe this is related to the recent public comments on how platforms like Facebook and Twitter shed liability for the content they host, particularly the actual fake news and the neo-Nazi stuff.
Some articles on the DOJ review and recommendations:
WaPo - Justice Department recommends new legislation holding Facebook, Google and Twitter liable for some online content
NYT - Justice Dept. Urges Rolling Back Legal Shield for Tech Companies
CNBC - DOJ takes aim at law that shields tech companies from lawsuits over material their users post
In a separate comment I'd like to address something else:
It's been stated before on Tildes that sharing a Wikipedia article alone, without context beyond how it's of interest to the general public, might not be appropriate for this forum.
Unless you know what the Communications Decency Act is, and/or how Section 230 relates to it, it may be prudent to post a little snippet of context in the comments.
I don't understand what you're requesting. Posting an official DOJ release from today about their review of a key internet law (probably the single most important internet law) has no similarity to posting a random Wikipedia article.
But if you want to know more about CDA 230, this is a good recent article that explains it: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/section-230-the-internet-law-politicians-love-to-hate-explained/
It is a key Internet law? How would I know if I haven't been following this sorta stuff before?
Posting a snippet of why what you're sharing matters should alleviate any such concerns. You may know this is important. Maybe I know this is important. Maybe the next Tom and Mary don't, and maybe they should, otherwise you wouldn't be sharing this.