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Timestamp: 2020/02/11 15:11:57
Email Address: xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxxx
Name: xxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society / Academia
Submission:
Should online platforms be held liable for content posted by users?
Comments:
Making users directly responsible for the content they post rather than shifting that responsibility to internet platforms has enabled the broad array of user-created content that fuels the vast array of educational, professional, commercial, entertainment, and social resources so abundant on today's internet. Yet this liability framework that punishes the guilty while protecting the innocent is now under fire. An indiscriminate scheme of platform liability would turn back the clock on the internet economy and substitute political control over what Americans will have available to them online.
Issue Areas: Content Policy, Costs and Benefits of Regulation, Freedom of Expression