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Attack on CDA 230 is An Attack on Stripers Online

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Trump has issued an executive order that waters down Communications Decency Act. Section 230.

 

CDA 230 is a law that protects online forums against lawsuits for what third parties post on their website.

The law also protects forums even if they moderate and edit the posts of the third parties who post on forums. 

 

CDA 230 is what makes Stripers Online possible. Without that protection, Stripers Online could be held legally liable for every comment made by its members and could possibly lose its ability to moderate members because moderating a member could trigger a lawsuit.

 

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
 

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"Section 230 says that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of


any information provided by another information content provider" (47 U.S.C. § 230)."

 

It will be interesting to see what organizations will step up to defend free speech and safe harbor provisions that make forums like Stripers Online possible.

 

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Edited to note that the executive order has been issued.

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Tim and the mods here keep stuff in check. You can’t even swear. They will not be sued for anything in the main forum that’s for sure. 

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Welllllllll, I don't think the President has SOL in mind.  AFAIK he hasn't posted here.  And there are accusations in the Tavern and PG that would be defamatory, if anyone really cared.

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5 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Welllllllll, I don't think the President has SOL in mind.  AFAIK he hasn't posted here.  And there are accusations in the Tavern and PG that would be defamatory, if anyone really cared.

Quite true, wise Mr. Brian! The only thing our FEARLESS LEADER ( as opposed to humble head tyrant) has in mind is his own interest. 

 

However, there is one law that both the left and right will agree on. The law of unintended consequence. So while FEARLESS LEADER has a hair up his azz over Twitter, this would open SOL to some other nitwit who had a hair up their azz with some other petty beef. 

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6 hours ago, ged said:

Tim and the mods here keep stuff in check.


That's exactly what exposes SOL to having their legal liability shield lifted. Any website that edits or deletes user contributed comments falls under the executive order.

These are the sites that are affected:
 

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“Sec. 7.  Definition.  For purposes of this order, the term “online platform” means any website or application that allows


users to create and share content or engage in social networking, or any general search engine.”



These are some of the conditions that can cause SOL to lose liability shield:
 

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(ii)  the conditions under which an action restricting access to or availability of material is not “taken in good faith” ... if they are:
(A)  deceptive, pretextual, or inconsistent with a provider’s terms of service; or


(B)  taken after failing to provide adequate notice, reasoned explanation, or a meaningful opportunity to be heard; and

(iii)  any other proposed regulations that the NTIA concludes may be appropriate to advance the policy described in subsection (a) of this section.

 


So if you moderate a comment and fail to provide adequate notice, reasoned explanation or a meaningful opportunity to be heard, then that can come back on SOL. The language in that executive order is extremely broad.

 

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Private sites have every right to run how they want, to moderate, to limit and to control what's posted on their platform. The government has no place stepping in to limit a private sites ability to control its content any more than they have a right to control the speach of individual citizens.

This is a move by the whitehouse to limit the freedom and protections of private entities and anouther step towards a big brother future.

 

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Is sol or twitter a content medium, or an actual publisher?

 

still hasn’t been decided in the courts.

 

that will make the difference, not some bla bla bla order

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12 mins ago, Cabo2005 said:

Trump is coming for Frank and Max and a few others.

Cabo

 

Good Frank or Evil Frank?

 

I may not care,  depending on which 

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11 hours ago, Sandbar1 said:

Private sites have every right to run how they want, to moderate, to limit and to control what's posted on their platform. The government has no place stepping in to limit a private sites ability to control its content any more than they have a right to control the speach of individual citizens.

This is a move by the whitehouse to limit the freedom and protections of private entities and anouther step towards a big brother future.

 

I can't see this passing as a law tbh. Trump is overstepping hard.

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23 hours ago, TroutGhost said:

Trump has issued an executive order that waters down Communications Decency Act. Section 230.

 

CDA 230 is a law that protects online forums against lawsuits for what third parties post on their website.

The law also protects forums even if they moderate and edit the posts of the third parties who post on forums. 

 

CDA 230 is what makes Stripers Online possible. Without that protection, Stripers Online could be held legally liable for every comment made by its members and could possibly lose its ability to moderate members because moderating a member could trigger a lawsuit.

 

According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
 

 

It will be interesting to see what organizations will step up to defend free speech and safe harbor provisions that make forums like Stripers Online possible.

 

Oh NOES!! Don't let your bowtie spin so much that you choke out. I'd have to use a sad emoji.

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