WHAT IS IT?
Section 230 is one of the most important technology regulations in the United States. It is a provision of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that allows for websites to host content that isn’t theirs and not be held liable for that content. In short, it is what makes the internet function. Without it, websites like YouTube and all social media platforms would not be able to host any content in fear of being sued. It also allows companies to moderate the content uploaded on their services.
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