The Gradual Erosion of the Law That Shaped the Internet: Section 230’s Evolution Over Two Decades
41 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2018 Last revised: 7 Jun 2019
Date Written: December 1, 2016
In this Article, I review all Section 230-related court opinions published between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 to determine the extent of immunity. The review finds that in approximately half of the cases, courts refused to fully grant Section 230 immunity. Most commonly, the courts concluded that the online service provider actually created and published the content.
Keywords: Section 230, Intermediaries
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