Oversight

Liberals Beware: Repealing a Law That Protects Free Speech Online Will Only Help Trump

People on both sides of the aisle have argued that repealing Section 230 would force tech companies to moderate their content faster. In reality, the exact opposite is true.

Trevor Timm
GEN
Published in
5 min readAug 16, 2019

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Trevor Timm
GEN
Writer for

Trevor Timm is the executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation. His writing has appeared the New York Times, the Guardian, and the Intercept.