Reply to post: Re: It's all about the money

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

Claptrap314 Silver badge

Re: It's all about the money

What FB is doing is basically returning the results of a search of a collection of stripped-down blogging sites. I have 300 friends, which means close to a million friends of friends.

I am NOT going to keep up with all of the posts & comments in that set. Curation is required for the site to have any value at all.

Yes, they are biasing that search. But you and I almost certainly have strongly divergent ideas about what the appropriate vector for that bias is. And I am sophisticated enough to appreciate that the bias that is appropriate for my feed is NOT appropriate for everyone.

The curation by itself cannot be enough to invalidate 203a-type protections. Heck, G's original curation of the internet is one of the best defenses of the legislation.

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