This should be the #1 concern for anyone in tech and Web3 (which doesn't exist). But it's not even a story on crypto tweeter. Not one crypto news source is covering it.
I was there wen Section 230 was written, wen I was an Electronic Frontier Foundation - eff.org member. I sent in comments, I advocated for interactive computer services to not be classified as publishers. We were thinking about bloggers before bloggers were a thing.
We were successful. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is a perfectly written paragraph that's the plumbing of the Internet.
"No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider".
The Trump Supreme Court is now hearing 2 cases involving 230. I believe Trump's Supreme Court will invalidate 230. Why?
Remember wen Trump got kicked off of Twitter? Trump tried to say that Twitter is a publisher of information, which they are not. That Twitter had every right to boot Trump is exactly why 230 was written - to protect the right of Internet entrepreneurs to do their business. This is why we have TOS (terms of service), or other user agreements.
Trump's Supreme Court does Trump's bidding. Now it's payback time for Twitter. But the bigger picture is this: invalidating 230 sets the grounds for the right to take control over social media platforms they hate.
If one word in 230 is changed, the Internet as we know it will be unrecognizable. Wen that happens all hell will break loose.
What can be done? Nothing. It's too late. Now the 6 far right justices on Trump's Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Internet.
How'd we get here? Millions weren't paying attention for years. They believed the lies, ignored their civic duty, or both. The right knew it. They even created distractions. It was all part of their plan, which they've executed to near perfection. Trump won. Now they've taken over. They nearly overthrew our government. They're inches from establishing permanent authoritarian rule.
We tried to warn you. I wrote about the importance of voting, privacy, and freedom for years on heyheyrenee.com. But no one paid attention, because we didn't have enough likes or followers.
What can you do? What little chance you have at turning the wheel the other way, saving any bastion of freedom, is directly proportional to your civic engagement.
This is your last warning.
Either get your ass out there and get involved, which means finding representatives who reflect your values, donating and volunteering for them, and voting in every neighborhood, town, city, state and federal election, or kiss your ass goodbye.
It's that simple.
tty next time,