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Section 230 prevents tech firms from being sued.

Section 230 protects internet companies from liability for publishing or restricting access or availability to material done in good faith.

Section 230 protects internet companies from liability for publishing or restricting access or availability to material done in good faith.Trump and many other Republican lawmakers have expressed concern over the big tech companies restricting free speech on social media after some of his posts were flagged off as offensive and manipulative. Trump also wanted to repeal Section 230, which gives the companies immunity against any lawsuits. The Big tech companies have grown immensely and control the flow of information using the law's protection. The provision provides them a liability shield as it protects them from being sued for the content users post on their site. It also allows them to moderate the content posted by users. However, the law does not provide blanket protection for criminal acts such as posting child pornography or intellectual property violations. The act clearly states that it provides immunity for only good actions voluntarily taken by social media companies.

The federal law created to regulate indecency, porn, and child abuse on the internet has helped these companies thrive. Section 230 has allowed the modern internet to flourish and internet companies' growth as they earned billions of dollars.

Some lawmakers have introduced a proposal called Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act to exercise control over the internet companies and make them liable. The bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, but it has not been enacted. There are ongoing arguments that Congress should further narrow Section 230 immunity or even repeal it entirely.

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