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Section 230 Is Essential to the Internet’s Future

03.31.21 | 1 min read | Text by Sophia Cope & Ernesto Falcon & Elliot Harmon & Corynne McSherry & India McKinney & Joe Mullin


Section 230 is not a gift to Big Tech, and eliminating it will not solve the problems that Big Tech is causing. Those problems stem from a severe lack of competition. Repealing Section 230 will exacerbate those problems.

Section 230 is critical to the proper functioning of the Internet. To rein in Big Tech, the law should be supported, not weakened or repealed. The Trump Administration’s executive order on Section 230 should be repealed. Further, action to limit the power of large tech companies should be taken on three fronts: antitrust, privacy, and interoperability.