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CDA Section 230: What is this law? Why is it increasingly controversial?

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)


Come hear a panel of experts discuss Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Section 230 has been called “The Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet,” and an “Unjust Immunity.” No doubt it’s impact has been enormous.

In recent months, CDA230 has come up in policy conversations around revenge porn, child abuse, deep fakes, illegal drug sales, terror finance and recruitment, sales of illegal weapons and counterfeits, privacy violations, local housing regulations, violations of civil rights laws, hate speech, and the list goes on.

Last year, Congress amended the law for the first time, after Backpage.com used Section 230 as a shield to hide its activities while becoming a notorious hub for child sex trafficking. Tech firms claim major changes to Section 230 will destroy the “Internet as we know it.” Critics say, “That’s the idea.”

Friday, October 4 from 1-2 pm

CVC 268 (Congressional Meeting Room North)


Gretchen Peters, Executive Director, Alliance to Counter Crime Online

Amina Fazlullah, Common Sense Media

Carrie Goldberg, Lawyer and Author of Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

Mark Schultz, Director for Center for Intellectual Property Law and TechnologyUniversity of Akron School of Law

Moderated by Rick Lane, CEO, Iggy Ventures, LLC