Thanks to a critical balance between free speech and online safety created by Section 230, user-generated content has thrived online. We are in charge of our internet experience—from what photos we post to what content we comment on.
The power of online speech
User-generated content is integral to our daily lives, supercharging our voices and businesses.
Currently, we are free to post, tweet, comment, and email what we want instantaneously. Websites empower us to create memes, essays, and communities while using constantly-evolving content moderation systems to keep out bad actors.
Thanks to Section 230, the user-focused internet helps us connect with our families, our communities, our customers, our small businesses, and turns us all into creators.
Section 230 helps
LGBTQ+ communities use user-generated content to find each other, share their stories, and seek support.LGBTQ+
Lower the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs and their next big innovation, thanks to digital marketplaces and crowdfunding platforms.Small Business Owners
Section 230 empowers online platforms to host our content, share our updates, and supercharge our small businesses.
Unfortunately, our lawmakers are threatening to change Section 230. The end result would take users out of the equation and turn popular internet services into the Wild West or a sanitized Disneyland.