Content Moderation 02/05/2021

First Amendment, Politics and Section 230

Trace Mitchell
Trace Mitchell Policy Counsel

In “The Constitution Can Crack Section 230” (op-ed, Jan. 30), Philip Hamburger forgets how the First Amendment and Section 230 exist to create vibrant marketplaces for all kinds of expression. And both have done exactly that online and offline. Without Section 230 and its common-sense liability protections, the internet would likely become a one-size-fits-all cesspool. It would leave Americans with either an anything-goes, Wild West of an internet or an internet where aggressively moderated websites permit virtually nothing.

 

Read the full letter in the Wall Street Journal here.

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