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Section 230 Protects Speech, Not Business Models

BY | May 25, 2021

Properly interpreted, Section 230 is not “anticompetitive” because it does not advantage one business or set of businesses over others that operate in the same market. Its core purpose is…

Properly interpreted, Section 230 is not “anticompetitive” because it does not advantage one business or set of businesses over others that operate in the same market. Its core purpose is to allow online platforms to host and moderate speech under conditions that differ from those in the offline world. There have been attempts to use Section 230 to advantage some online businesses over direct competitors, for example, in the home rental and retail markets. But courts have generally c

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