Posted BY: Leo Goldstein
The (in)famous Section 230 does not only protect social media platforms. Its subsection 230(d) establishes a requirement that the provider of an interactive computer service notify the customer that “parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available” and must “provide the customer with access to information identifying current providers of such protections” at the time of entering the agreement with the customer.
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It is easy to comply with subsection 230(d); most websites did that for the first ten or fifteen years. There were many parental control software packages (such as NetNanny, Webroot, Norton Family, etc.), and websites carried notices pointing to these software packages. In addition, some ISPs provided network-level filtering. These programs and services allowed parents to protect their children from porn and other content they considered harmful or unsuitable to their religious beliefs or family values.