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Metaverse? These Internet pioneers say we’re still learning from Web 1.0

Cox, a California Republican who served in the House for over 16 years, suggested that a platform shouldn’t be able to “thumb its nose” at a court and refuse to take down content that’s been deemed defamatory by relying on Section 230. And he argued digital companies should not be “shielded from legal liability even when they themselves were involved in creating or developing the content at issue.”

“I would have added a few words to Section 230 to state even more clearly that platforms can be content creators or developers themselves — and when they are, they have no protection from liability,” wrote Cox, who sits on the board of directors for NetChoice. The tech trade group counts Amazon, Facebook, Google and TikTok as members.