Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 immunizes platforms for the behavior of their users. It's been called by some the Magna Carta of the internet—but how foundational is it? Mary Anne Franks, a professor of law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami, thinks that Section 230 is indeed a cornerstone of the modern internet, but not in a good way.
Digital Social Contract
“The Digital Social Contract” paper series explores the role of changing technology and non-government actors in driving social, legal, and political change. It features long-form research papers and podcast interviews focusing on the relationship between governments, technology companies, and citizens. The Digital Social Contract paper series is supported by funding from Facebook, which played no role in the selection of the specific topics or authors and which played no editorial role in the individual papers.