Regulating Internet Services by Size
CPI Antitrust Chronicle
8 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2021
Date Written: May 2021
In their zeal to curb Big Tech, regulators are crafting legislative reforms that make distinctions between Internet services based on size. A crucial Internet law, Section 230, is among the targets for such reforms. This essay discusses the nuanced considerations that regulators should address when drafting size-based distinctions for Internet services. It also raises concerns that such distinctions are not good policy in the context of Section 230.
Keywords: internet, platforms, antitrust, section 230, small business, regulation, big tech, 47 usc 230, cda, enterpreneurship, entry barriers, startup costs
JEL Classification: k21, k4, m13, d21, d42, l43, l86, o3,
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