• Exploring Backpage and CDA 230

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    Today on Cyberlaw and Business Report We talk to Taina Bien-Aimé on Backpage and CDA 230. There is an urgent need to amend Section 230 because the 1st Circuit, in Doe v.  Backpage, recently found that even if Backpage had participated in criminal activity, its conduct was protected from the claims of children who had been sold on its site. Indeed, the court advised the children to seek a legislative remedy because Section 230 was in conflict with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. While some tech companies are now publicly calling for Backpage to be prosecuted in federal court, this is in stark contrast to their private actions in support of Backpage. The Center for Democracy and Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other organizations representing technology companies have vigorously and consistently intervened in Backpage

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