Josh Hammer Op-Ed for Newsweek: Should We Reform Section 230 To Rein in Big Tech?

October 29, 2020

Recently, after the New York Post, the nation’s fourth-largest newspaper, published reporting implicating the overseas exploits of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his troubled son Hunter, Facebook and Twitter immediately took steps to suppress the story. As of this writing, furthermore, it has been over two weeks that the Post has been locked out of its own Twitter account. The fallout has refocused attention on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, an early-Internet era legislative provision intended to provide legal immunity to many websites for third-party content posted on their platforms.

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