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Tech innovation hindered by outdated regulation: Sen. Wyden

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In 1996 Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) authored section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The provision, which says that if you run an interactive online company you’re not held responsible for everything people post on it, turned out to be vital to the survival of companies like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. If someone tweets something defamatory under his or her personal handle, for example, Twitter cannot be sued for libel.

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