The Internet’s most important—and misunderstood—law, explained

The Internet’s most important—and misunderstood—law, explained

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There’s at least one thing that Joe Biden and Donald Trump seem to agree on: that federal law gives unfair legal immunity to technology giants.

In an interview with The New York Times published in January, Biden argued that “we should be worried about” Facebook “being exempt” from lawsuits. The Times, he noted, “can’t write something you know to be false and be exempt from being sued.” But under a 1996 law known as Section 230, Biden claimed, Facebook can do just that.

“Section 230 should be revoked immediately,” Biden said.

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