Biden thinks law that protects Facebook from liability should be revoked 'immediately'

Fox Business | 10/15/2019 | Audrey Conklin
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wants to eliminate the law that shields tech companies like Facebook from being held liable for users' posts.

The former vice president made the comments in an interview with The New York Times when asked about his thoughts on Facebook, which has come under growing scrutiny for antitrust and privacy concerns.

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"Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one," Biden said in the interview, which was published on Friday.

The law, which was enacted in 1996 as part of the Communications Decency Act, gives websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter broad legal immunity -- essentially, it eliminates the possibility of legal consequences over what their users post. The statute was created to protect free speech on the internet.

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Biden compared online platforms avoiding responsibility for what users post to the Times' responsibility to moderate what it publishes as a digital and print newspaper.

"[The Times] can’t write something you know to...
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