Recent US Actions Muddy USMCA Media Protections

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 6:07 PM EDT) -- Companies in the online marketplace have been paying close attention to Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act of 1996, or CDA, in recent weeks and months.

CDA Section 230 is a powerful law that provides websites, blogs and social networks that host third-party speech with liability protection against a range of laws that might otherwise hold them legally responsible for what their users say and do.

On July 1, the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, went into effect. The USMCA, for the first time in any trade agreement, requires U.S. trading partners to adopt provisions modeled on Section...

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