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What do creators need to know about Section 230?

If you’re a creator, you may have heard Section 230 in the news lately. Here is Section 230, explained.

 

Franklin Graves

Internet Culture

Passionfruit

This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

If you’re a creator, you may have heard Section 230 in the news lately. But what do you need to know about the law and its implications, and how might it affect your life? What does section 230 mean, and what does it protect?

To better understand, we have to go back to 1996—in the days of dial-up internet and in a time just before AOL Instant Messenger was about to explode in popularity. 


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