A Dirty Job: TheDirty.com And Liability For User Content

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT) -- We’ve reported before on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the 1996 statute that states: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.” Courts have interpreted Section 230 to immunize social media and other websites from liability for publishing content created by their users, provided the site owners are not “responsible in whole or in part, for the creation or development of” the offending content....
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