It’s no coincidence the United States is the world leader in internet innovation since the United States is one of the only countries to have laws that ensure online platforms are not held liable for everything their users post. Created in 1996 by a forward thinking Congress, this assurance, “Section 230 of the Communications Act,” or just “Section 230” to its supporters, is the foundation enabling construction of the modern tech industry.
Today, a new report from the Copia Institute proves the value of Section 230 not only for the tech industry, but for the wider US economy too. The report, entitled “Don’t Shoot the Message Board,” analyzes the economic impact of user-generated content that has been enabled by Section 230. [read more at Medium]