Justice Clarence Thomas: Section 230 Protections for Big Tech Are Too Broad

Justice Clarence Thomas: Section 230 Protections for Big Tech Are Too Broad

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) is applied too broadly to social media companies in a recent letter. The law, which was passed at the beginning of the dot-com era, allows internet companies to avoid liability for content that has been posted by users on their platform. According to Thomas, “many courts have construed the law broadly to confer sweeping immunity on some of the largest companies in the world.”

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