Online Censorship: What is Section 230?

Section 2 of the recent Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship brings into question how Section 230 AKA “Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material” should apply to social platforms. Alex breaks down how Section 230 defines and protects content platforms, where the act’s description of “good faith” is open for interpretation, and looks at an interview where FCC commissioner Brendan Carr describes their approach to clarifying the scope of Section 230’s immunity.

This is an excerpt from episode 92 of Winner Take All. Watch the full episode here: youtu.be/8zFSRVgpqDo

Originally Aired: 06/05/20

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