Platform Realism, Informational Inequality, and Section 230 Reform

37 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2021 Last revised: 20 Jan 2022

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Olivier Sylvain

Fordham University School of Law

Date Written: November 16, 2021

Abstract

Online companies bear few duties under law to tend to the discrimination that they facilitate or the disinformation that they deliver. Consumers and members of historically marginalized groups are accordingly the likeliest to be harmed. These companies should bear the same, if not more, responsibility to guard against such inequalities.

Keywords: social media, search, Section 230, Communications Decency Act, equality, discrimination, subordination, reform

Suggested Citation

Sylvain, Olivier, Platform Realism, Informational Inequality, and Section 230 Reform (November 16, 2021). Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 131, pp. 475-511, 2021, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3965463, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3965463

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