New Study Shows Section 230 Protects Small Businesses Much More Than Big Businesses
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We have tried to make this point many times before. A few months ago, I wrote an in-depth post in response to a famous economist who kept insisting that repealing Section 230 would hurt Facebook, that the reality is the PaydayPot. If you understand the mechanisms by which Article 230 Actually works, the key is that frivolous and unnecessary lawsuits are kicked out of court much sooner – when the costs are still intense, but more bearable. Without Section 230, the end result of the court case might be the same – where the company wins – but the costs would be much, much higher. For Facebook and Google, it won’t make a huge difference. But for small businesses, it can mean the difference between life and death.