Cybersecurity & Tech

Justice Department Releases Proposed Revisions to Section 230

Quinta Jurecic
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3:17 PM

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On Sept. 23, the Justice Department released proposed legislation to revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields internet platforms from liability for third-party content shared on their services. Available below are the department's cover letter announcing the legislation, a redlined document showing the proposed changes to the statute and a section-by-section explanation of the proposals.

Read the cover letter here:


Read the redlined document here:


Read the explanation of proposals here: 


Quinta Jurecic is a fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a senior editor at Lawfare. She previously served as Lawfare's managing editor and as an editorial writer for the Washington Post.

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