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FCC seeks input on regulatory review of ‘Section 230’ liability protection; issues touch on countering disinformation

August 4, 2020 |
Charlie Mitchell

The Federal Communications Commission is opening a 45-day public comment period on a Commerce Department petition for review of the liability protections provided to web hosts of user-generated content, kicking off a regulatory process and also a debate over whether this is the right venue for addressing disinformation and related cybersecurity issues.

Reforming Section 230 “protections to deal with disinformation might seem tempting to legislators looking for solutions, but I'm very skeptical of this approach,” said Matthew Waxman, a professor...

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