How section 230 helped shape discourse on the internet

FILE - A sign at Twitter's headquarters is shown in San Francisco on Nov. 18, 2022. Thousands registered complaints about problems logging into Twitter on Saturday, July 1, 2023, after owner Elon Musk restricted most users to view the restrictions of 600 tweets per day he described as an attempt to prevent unauthorized scraping of potentially valuable data from the site.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, archive)

Twenty-six hidden words in a 1996 telecommunications overhaul law allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to become the giants they are today. A case the US Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, Gonz├ílez vs. Googlechallenges this law, namely whether the technology companies are responsible for the material posted on their platforms. Judges will decide whether … Read more