February 24, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Eastern Time
Section 230: Big Tech & the Internet
Section 230 protects websites from legal liability for content published or shared through their platforms. Its critics have long argued that it allows internet companies and social media platforms to ignore harm to their users. Today, there's been proposals to reform Section 230, which has transformed from a little-known piece of legislation to a rallying point on both sides of the aisle. Earlier this month, Democratic senators introduced a proposal to reform Section 230 and create a carve-out for online harms as well as limit the scope of Section 230's coverage.
To help us work through the history, arguments, and potential consequences of the proposed Section 230 reforms, the Yale Law ACS Student Chapter is excited to welcome Jeff Kosseff and Olivier Sylvain.