What Is Section 230 and Why Do Trump and His Allies Want to Repeal It?
Shoshana Weissmann, the head of Digital Media and Fellow at the R Street Institute, recently wrote a punchy (and hilarious) article illustrating this concept—tying Section 230’s protections to Jeffrey Toobin’s Zoom “reveal” earlier this year. For those who’ve forgotten, Toobin accidentally exposed himself on a work Zoom call. As Weissmann points out, without Section 230, Zoom itself would have been liable for his lewd content rather than Toobin being held responsible.
MY NEW PIECE IS UP ON TOOBIN AND SECTION 230
“If a lawsuit comes of the Toobin incident, he will be liable for the behavior, and Zoom will not. Let’s keep each responsible for their own junk.” https://t.co/Jir8Fyv0cO
— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair ???? (@senatorshoshana) October 20, 2020