We have heard much about Section 230( see here) protecting internet providers from liability for what is posted on their sites.

In my opinion, Section 230 is a double edge sword. It has allowed platforms such as Medium to be able to have authors publish without pre-approval. This goes for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and any other social media site. There is no way that billions of people could be users without that ability.

While allowing for the free flow of information and opinion on these platforms, they have contributed to dangerous misinformation being circulated as truth. We tend to believe what we read regardless of whether it is true or not. And the more often something is repeated, the more we believe it. …


Thomas F Campenni

Currently lives in Stuart Florida and former City Commissioner. His career has been as a commercial real estate owner, broker and manger in New York City.

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