Reply to post: The law of Unintended Consequences applies....

Section 230 supporters turn on it, its critics rely on it. Up is down, black is white in the crazy world of US law

Mark 85 Silver badge

The law of Unintended Consequences applies....

Free speech gives you rights, it's true. But that doesn't mean you can yell "Fire" in a movie theater when there is no fire. I don't think a warning like you suggest will work as it will be buried the clutter of most websites and ignored by users.

In this case, Section 230 probably seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe it still is. Who decides what can be published and what can't be? Where is the line drawn?

Maybe a modification is needed such that things be treated on a case by case basis but then... everyone will find something to complain about. Part of the problem is, quite honestly, I believe lawyers. The neverending "you can get compensation for......" ads. Followed by lawsuits for the most trivial of things.

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