It’s Getting Harder for Tech Companies To Deny Responsibility for Content

"The opposing view, held by advocates for victims of crime or harassment online, is that giving tech companies immunity removes any incentive they have to conduct due diligence. Danielle Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law who also serves on Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council, co-authored a paper this summer entitled “The Internet Will Not Break," which called for making the law’s immunity less sweeping. She sees political opportunity in each new revelation of tech’s ineffectual response to Russian meddling in last year's election.  “When you accept ads in rubles, you’re not acting responsibly,” she said. “Maybe they should have to internalize some of those costs.”"