Section 230 of the Act guarantees that “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” Judges have affirmed that Section 230 means online platforms cannot be held responsible for what is published by their users. So much of the law is so well established,” said David Greene, the civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation said, that “many cases are not even brought now.” The EFF often advises courts to broadly interpret Section 230 in defense of web publishers.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016