The facts about Section 230, the internet speech law Trump wants to change
On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies such as Twitter. The order centers on Section 230, a fragment of law from the 1990s that underpins much of today’s internet and is often misunderstood.
WHAT IS SECTION 230?
Section 230 is a small piece of the 1996 Telecommunications Act that has, in many ways, created the internet we all use today.
Its first part states, “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.”
Posted on June 2, 2020