Lawmakers Don't Grasp the Sacred Tech Law They Want to Gut

"Nowhere in the statute does it say that tech companies are prohibited from making editorial decisions if they want Section 230 protections. Quite the opposite. "It urges companies to filter and to block offensive content," says Danielle Citron, a law professor at the University of Maryland and author of the book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. "Congress wanted to let companies filter dirty words and shield kids, without being held responsible for doing it incompletely. The idea that 230 requires neutrality is to fundamentally misunderstand it.""