In recent years, members of Congress from both parties have started to raise concerns about a nearly two-decades old law that helped create the modern internet. The law, Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, made the web a haven for free speech and free expression and gave rise to big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. Critics say it has also made the internet a breeding ground for trolls, sexual predators, misinformation, and censorship. In this video, one of the law’s original authors, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), lawyer and author, Jeff Kosseff, and Bloomberg Government’s Rebecca Kern discuss what Section 230 means to the modern internet, and the law’s uncertain future.
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