Dear President Biden: You Should Save, Not Revoke, Section 230

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper

5 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021

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Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: January 12, 2021

Abstract

During the 2020 presidential race, Joe Biden said that he is in favor of repealing Section 230, the law that says websites aren't liable for third-party content. This open letter to President Biden articulates four principles for his consideration of Section 230. As president, Biden should (1) set the right factual baseline, (2) set the right legal baseline, (3) ensure evidence-based policy-making, and (4) restore the U.S. as the world’s free speech leader

Keywords: section 230, 47 usc 230, CDA, free speech, censorship, immunity, biden

JEL Classification: k2, k42

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, Dear President Biden: You Should Save, Not Revoke, Section 230 (January 12, 2021). Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3765247

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