7/01/2019

Sen. Ron Wyden: Conservatives Are 'Totally Wrong' About Political Neutrality Under Section 230

""This was an important law for the little guy when we wrote it, and it arguably is even more important today," Wyden says. Big tech companies like Facebook benefited from the freedom provided by Section 230 when they were starting up, Wyden said, but now that they have become dominant players online, they are trying to "pull up the ladder" behind them, he says.

"Frankly, if somebody rolled back some of Section 230, it helps the big technology people, like Facebook, hold off their small competitors," Wyden argues."