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All about Section 230, In the News

Episode Summary

Given recent news and events, we re-released this episode all about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

Episode Notes

All about section 230 of the Communications Decency Act -- what does and doesn't it say? How does this law play out against broader questions and debates around platforms, content moderation, and free speech? 

This conversation between Mike Masnick (founder and editor in chief of Techdirt) and a16z editor in chief Sonal Chokshi was originally published May 2020, in the context of previous protests and presidential tweets (and an executive order then to prevent “online censorship”)-- but is exactly as relevant today... perhaps now more than ever.


image: presidential tweet activity/ Wikimedia Commons