Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
The US Supreme Court will have a hearing about a 25-year-old law that has protected tech companies from lawsuits and prosecution for content posted by their users and which has been exploited and extended to censor Americans and usurp their Civil liberties and protected Free Speech.
This week, the ruling is being closely watched as it could totally change rules that have governed the internet up until now.
“Section 230 is seen as a fundamental law of the internet and considered inviolable by its staunch defenders. Section 230 was part of the Communication Decency Act, an anti-pornography law signed in 1996, that helped set the rules of the road for the internet, which was still in its infancy as an online playground for all. The idea was to protect the then embryonic internet sector from cascading lawsuits and to allow it to flourish while encouraging tech companies to moderate their content,” Breitbart reported about the case, adding:
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“At the time, most of the attention went on limits put on sexual content, a part of the bill that was backed by then-president Bill Clinton and that was later struck down by the Supreme Court in a landmark case. But inserted into the legislation was Section 230, which stated that ‘no provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher’ or hold responsibility for the content that came from an outside party. Under the protection of Section 230, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube became the conduits of a world conversation without ever being at risk of a lawsuit by someone taking offense at a tweet or a controversial video.”