USA: Report argues for reform, not repeal, of signature internet law regarding regulation of social media companies
The question of who is liable for online content in the US has been largely determined by Section 230, a 1996 law that protects internet companies from most lawsuits related to user-generated content. There are increasing calls to curtail or revoke Section 230 because, its critics argue, it discourages vigilant self-regulation. Proponents counter that the law has fostered free expression and innovation. A new report from NYU Stern's Center for Business and Human Rights, concludes that Section 230 ought to be preserved but significantly amended.