January 19, 2023
American Action Forum Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Section 230 Protections
The American Action Forum today filed a Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects online platforms from liability for the content their users post, extends to the platform’s recommendations of third-party content of potential interest to individual users.
- Congress designed Section 230 to allow internet companies large and small to flourish in a free and competitive marketplace without an onslaught of legal claims targeting third-party content shared on a provider’s platform.
- In fact, Section 230 protections for online recommendations have spurred widespread economic progress, generated millions of good-paying jobs, and allowed small businesses to flourish and compete against big tech companies.
- Rather than risk stifling that growth, this Court should read Section 230 to hold that the provision immunizes service providers from claims that target the providers’ display of third-party content of potential interest to individual users.