Should we reform Section 230?

September 6, 2019 10:00 am to 11:30 am

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For more than 20 years, Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act has provided websites with immunity from liability for what their users post. This decision has shaped the internet as we know it. However, in today’s social media environment, Section 230 has come under fire from both the left and the right. These critics raise the question: Does Section 230 need updating or substantive change in the age of social media?

Please join AEI’s James Pethokoukis as he leads a discussion with AEI Visiting Fellow Jim Harper, Jeff Kosseff of the US Naval Academy, and Danielle Citron of Boston University to explore Section 230’s role in the internet today.

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9:45 AM

10:00 AM
Welcome and introduction:
James Pethokoukis, AEI

10:05 AM
Panel discussion

Danielle Citron, Boston University
Jim Harper, AEI
Jeff Kosseff, US Naval Academy

James Pethokoukis, AEI

11:10 AM

11:30 AM


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Washington, DC
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