What about liability?

One of the best, pithy discussions (from Techdirt) makes the point that the CDA encourages user-generated content by limiting host liability. Excerpt: "Section
, which generally says that site providers aren’t liable for
content on their sites which they didn’t post
. Typically, this refers to
things like comments and forums. For instance, if a commenter here made a
libelous or otherwise defamatory statement, they’re liable for it, not Techdirt.
This has been held up several
in various courts, because it makes sense to target the actual source
of the defamation, not the platform provider."


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