Any Safe Harbor in a Storm: SESTA-FOSTA and the Future of § 230 of the Communications Decency Act

By: Charles Matula

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act not only allows the internet to flourish by shielding web platforms from liability for user-created content but also lets these companies off the hook for facilitating crime. SESTA-FOSTA, designed by legislators to target internet sex traffickers, attempts to chip away at this liability shield in order to maintain some form of accountability. This Note discusses this law, its motivations, and its implications for freedom of speech on the internet.
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Cite: 18 Duke L. & Tech. Rev. 353

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