Reforming Section 230: Is the Internet Free for All or a Free-for-All?

By: Michael R. Malone University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users. A range of parties, from individuals who have been falsely accused, harassed, and harangued on social media to conservatives charging media bias, have increasingly called for reform or repeal of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). The CDA, enacted in 1996—before social media platforms even existed [Facebook 2004, Twitter 2006]—ostensibly [...]