Want to Kill Facebook and Google? Preserving Section 230 Is Your Best Hope
Balkinization, New Controversies in Intermediary Liability Law, 2019
5 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2019
Date Written: June 3, 2019
47 USC 230 does more than promote free speech. The immunity also plays a major role in economic and competition policy. Section 230 implicitly provides what amounts to a financial subsidy to online republishers. That subsidy, counterintuitively, may represent our best hope for dethroning the Internet giants.
Keywords: section 230, 47 usc 230, cda, startups, entry barriers, litigation costs, Google, Facebook
JEL Classification: K4, K21
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