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Lawyers may differ in their assessments of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), but one thing is clear: The law has been a powerful shield for internet companies in fending off liability suits. Now, the scope of Section 230 is being redefined by Congress, one of the few times that has happened since 1996.

Ben Hancock

Ben Hancock is a San Francisco-based reporter covering litigation, technology, finance, and the future of law. He writes a weekly news briefing covering those topics called "What's Next." Ben can be reached via email at bhancock@alm.com, or on Twitter: @benghancock

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