Twenty-one years after the enactment of the Communications Decency Act, from which §230 survived, and 20 years after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s opinion in Zeran v. AOL, which set the standard by which §230 was to be interpreted, an increasing number of voices are questioning §230’s scope. The concerns that motivated §230—balancing the flourishing of the Internet against the very real likelihood that some participants would use it for socially undesirable, hateful, or threatening behavior—continue to be relevant today. Indeed, what seems to be a rise in hate speech, false information, and threatening behavior has suggested to some that the balance that Congress struck, and that the Fourth Circuit validated, should be reconsidered.
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