How Facebook and Twitter’s Content Moderation Could Open a Legal ‘Pandora’s Box’

“It opens them up to liability for information that’s published on their platform,” Matt Bilinsky, a tech and media-focused attorney in Los Angeles, says

In a cold twist, a push by Silicon Valley’s internet giants to curb undesirable speech could potentially undercut their legal immunity.

Legislation introduced last month would revamp Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — the legal shield that safeguards tech stalwarts, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube against being sued for what its users post.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44