The stubborn, nonsensical myth that Internet platforms must be ‘neutral’

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Lately, politicians and news sources have been repeating a persistent myth about, of all things, technology law. The myth concerns a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, generally known as Section 230 or CDA 230.

The law protects intermediaries, ranging from Internet access providers to popular platforms like YouTube or Reddit, from being sued for things their users say. It is widely (if hyperbolically) credited with shaping the Internet.

[read more at The Washington Post]