Joe Biden wants to revoke Section 230
...In an interview with The New York Times on Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden called for tech's biggest liability shield, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to be "revoked, immediately."
"The idea that it's a tech company is that Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms," Biden said. "It should be revoked because it is not merely an internet company. It is propagating falsehoods they know to be false."
""Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one.""
This wasn't the first time Biden criticized the immensely important internet law. In previous interviews with outlets like CNN, Biden has said that "we should be considering taking away [Facebook's] exemption," but has never ventured as far as saying that it should be completely "revoked." The Verge contacted Biden's campaign to ask if he stands by the statements provided to The New York Times; the campaign did not immediately respond. ...
So the revocation of section 230 shouldn't slow things down,...
#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-12-29 02:33 PM | Reply | Flag:
That looks like a significant misreading of what was said. It looks to me like Biden wasn't calling for section 230 to be revoked, but rather that Facebook shouldn't be allowed to claim section 230 protections. Seems a significant distinction.
"it is not merely an internet company. It is propagating falsehoods they know to be false." That sounds like he's implying they aren't merely passively distributing what others publish, but are actively choosing what to promote and propagate to others, which moves them out from under the section 230 protections.
Ask RCADE - I suspect this place would immediately close if Section 230 were revoked.