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Center for Democracy and Technology Challenges Section 230 Executive Order

Elliot Setzer
Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 4:53 PM

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On June 2, the Center for Democracy & Technology filed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump’s “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship” violates the First Amendment.

The May 28 executive order targeted Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the federal law that protects tech companies from being held liable for third-party content shared on their sites. In their complaint, the D.C.-based nonprofit claims the order “seeks to curtail and chill the constitutionally protected speech of all online platforms and individuals.”

You can read the complaint here and below:

Elliot Setzer is a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford Law School and a Ph.D student at Yale University. He previously worked at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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