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Communications Act reform: Keeping focus on security aspects a challenge for policymakers

July 29, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

A Senate Commerce panel this week pored over the nuances of reforming Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act -- which provides liability protection to internet platforms hosting user-generated content -- but the issue could easily slip from being a security matter to yet another arena for partisan culture wars.

Kiersten Todt of the Cyber Readiness Institute stressed, “The issue to address with Section 230 is disinformation and misinformation. The objective of a revision is to ensure more accurate...


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