Small Sites Need Section 230 to Compete

by Mark Weinstein, founder and CEO of MeWe,
from The Wall Street Journal,

Facebook and Twitter can afford armies of lawyers to defend against liability.

Those who want to get rid of Section 230 say this would stop social networks and websites from unfairly censoring their users’ political comments. In reality, it would give them an incentive to censor far more aggressively.

Competition is the answer to unfair political censorship by social-media companies. The U.S. economy has proved time and again that entrepreneurs can solve nearly every problem. If people don’t like the way Facebook, Twitter or Google run their sites, they can move to alternatives that are aligned with their tastes and values. This is the true spirit of capitalism.

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