Content Moderation 12/21/2020

Why Section 230 protects kids, and what its critics get wrong

Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

Despite current debate over harmful content online and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the truth is that Section 230 is the law that makes our internet a better place. Section 230 is often blamed for all bad content and illegal activity on the internet, but under the law, any activity that’s criminal offline is criminal online. In fact, Section 230 provides no shield to criminals from enforcement of state, local and federal laws, whether they commit their crimes on or off the internet.

Read Carl Szabo in Protocol here.

 

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