Evaluating Section 230 Liability In The Sharing Economy

Law360 (September 3, 2019, 5:38 PM EDT) -- In the last few years, the sharing economy has undergone rapid and profound growth, and with it has come a corresponding growth in legal challenges.[1] Courts have recently wrestled with matters arising from online activities on internet platforms such as Airbnb Inc., Uber Technologies Inc., Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and StubHub Inc.

These platforms have faced lawsuits related to their roles in allegedly wrongful conduct carried out by their users. Often at issue in these cases is a federal law intended to foster the internet’s development by insulating internet platforms from liability for statements or information published by their users: Section...

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