I’m certain this is important but I’m just too tired to figure it out right now.
Section 230’s Challenge to Civil Rights and Civil Liberties | Danielle Keats Citron
Section 230 has been unchallenged for a loooong time, but something tells me this is more than just a shot over the bow.
“As Olivier Sylvain’s thoughtful essay shows, it has been invoked to shield from liability platforms whose architectural choices lead ineluctably to illegal discrimination.”
Okay but I thought that in this case, discrimination was perfectly legal.
Also, who is this Olivier person.
Also, I hate stuff without dates. The latest source cited is Mark Zuckerberg in his Own Words, CNN (Mar. 21, 2018), so okay, written sometime between then and now 4/7/2018.
I see it now, the Olivier person is in the side bar, a scholarly article.
This article is one of the scholarly responses. The Olivier article:
“At a minimum, companies should not get a free pass for enabling unlawful discriminatory conduct, regardless of the social value their services may otherwise provide.”
Ok this is not going to be about Wikipedia, not that nice, open-source, homework-resolving Wikipedia that everyone loves even more than fluffy bunnies; somebody else is the target, but I guarantee that at least 10% of this will end up being about Wikipedia.
See also: Al Capone and tax evasion.