- Jan 15, 2013
- In Orbit
...which is why MOST of the CDA got kicked... EXCEPT the part that exempts providers from acting as "open forums" (i.e. not exercising editorial discretion) to be shielded under it. This is why a bona fide newspaper like, say, the New York Post, can be SUED if shit appears in their publication that's defamatory, yet not Facebook or Twitter. Even though Facebook, Twitter - as well as the NY Post - are exercising editorial authority. Only the Post can be sued.They used to,it was called the Boston Phoenix, Boston After Dark, The Real Paper, and others.
It wasn't until 2018 when the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) was passed, which adds tougher penalties on newspapers and
web services that help facilitate prostitution or sex trafficking pretty much shut down websites (Craigslist, and others) that allowed adult services ads which were basically porn, and the kicker is most porn is a protected free speech