Repealing Section 230 Could Lead to Dystopian Future: Professor

Cindy Drukier
By Cindy Drukier
November 19, 2022The Nation Speaks

For the first time since it was enacted in 1996, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is being reviewed by the Supreme Court. Section 230 shields tech companies from being sued for what their users post, and it’s considered what allowed the internet to grow into what it is today rather than having been stunted by constant lawsuits.

While some argue that 230’s time is over, not Andrew Selepak, a professor of social media at the University of Florida. He says without 230, “the internet as we know it would no longer exist,” and we’d be left to choose between two equally dystopian futures.

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