It tried to invoke Section 230 immunity, claiming it was nothing greater than a host for third-get together content. Follow the Techdirt Podcast on Soundcloud, subscribe by way of iTunes or Google Play, or seize the RSS feed. You can also keep up with all the latest episodes proper right here on Techdirt.
Whether or not it is really speech does not seem to matter, at least to not this court docket. It says the “speech” — protected or not — could be regulated by the Vermont government.
The Petition clearly states NTIA’s understanding that Congress, with “robust bi-partisan help,” supposed Section 230 to be “a non-regulatory method.” In this they’re appropriate. As outlined in Section II above, the legislative history clearly demonstrates that we and our colleagues in Congress meant to keep the FCC and other regulators out of this area. This is mirrored in the language of …