October 27, 2020

Joe Biden calls Zuckerberg ‘a real problem’ and wants to revoke Section 230

Joe Biden calls Zuckerberg 'a real problem' and wants to revoke Section 230

Joe Biden is angry at Facebook — and wants to fundamentally change the internet because of it.

In an interview with the New York Times editorial board published Friday, presidential candidate Joe Biden went off on Facebook and said he wants to revoke section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

“Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one,” Biden said. “For Zuckerberg and other platforms.”

Section 230 shields internet platforms and publishers from liability for what users write on their platforms. For example, a social media company can’t be sued for what a user posts, or a blogger isn’t liable for what readers write in the comments section. A lesser-known component of the law is that it also allows internet companies to moderate their platforms as they see fit. …

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