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With a gaggle of right-leaning internet figures and conspiracists trickling out of the White House this week, pressure is mounting on an extraordinarily potent sliver of legislation that most people have never even heard of. That law, known as Section 230, provides a legal shield for internet companies hosting user-generated content. Without it, platforms like Facebook and Twitter would be legally liable for every single piece of content they host. That’s the crushing, collective legal…"The Right Wants to Blow Up the Internet to Punish Big Tech"
The French Government has approved a digital service tax, arguing that tech giants located outside the country pay little or no tax. The percent tax will be levied on sales generated in France by multinational firms such as Google and Facebook. However, the US administration has ordered an inquiry into the move, which could result in retaliatory tariffs. Today on All Sides, the digital tax, an anti-bullying feature on social media, and Amazon Prime Day.…"Tech Tuesday: The Digital Service Tax"