Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is regarded as “the most important law in tech” because it encourages investment and innovation on the Internet by providing legal certainty to services that they will not be held liable for the speech or actions of third parties. Section 230 makes possible the Internet as we know it today: social media, blogs, image sharing, forums and comment sections — any service that enables users to submit content. Literally every online platform that allows users to post information, share content, and comment relies on Section 230.
CCIA blog posts:
- Why State Regulation of Online Services Threatens the Internet Economy
- Section 230 Criticism Explained
- Content Providers vs. Content Hosts: Prosecuting Bad Actors Without the Backpage Bill