A proposed, reformed CDA 230

Bruce Schneier posts a proposal about a possible reform of CDA 230, which largely immunizes online providers from liability for the content of their posts:

Hi Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/everyone else:

You can build a communications based on inspecting user content and presenting it as you want, but that business model also conveys responsibility for that content.


You can be a communications service and enjoy the protections of CDA 230, in which case you cannot inspect or control the content you deliver.

Reforming CDA 230

I’m not sure I have a view on whether CDA 230 should be reformed. I just know that it’s harder than it looks to write good policy in this space. But this is a fascinating proposal.