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Barry: Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act essentially turns Facebook, Twitter, Google and other social media into "paper." If a newspaper reported something false and defamatory, no one sues the manufacturer of the paper that the newspaper is printed on. They sue the newspaper - the entity that published the harmful story and all connected with the story. It doesn't make sense to sue the paper manufacturer. Once a newspaper has printed it's story, the paper manufacturer has no ability to remove the content from the paper it supplied. Moreover, it sells the paper to the publisher who then has all rights of ownership. The manufacturer does not claim a perpetual lifetime right to the content. That's not how Facebook, Twitter and others work. They claim a right to keep whatever anyone posts. They sell our data. I understand the basic premise social media makes about it's role, but I know people who were seriously damaged by things said about them online that they couldn't get removed without a court order. And once that order was issued, the material remained on mirror sites. Something should be done. Usually the debate is whether we need to regulate an industry or whether the industry can regulate itself. I do understand why Mark Zukerberg doesn't want to police content. I'm just not sure that's completely under his control, nor should it be. And he's admitting he doesn't want to regulate anything. People believe in free speech, but if you point to something completely and verifiably false that has has caused actual harm, they don't usually disagree about it being removed. This is what Trump wants to alter. Only I don't see how it will be to his benefit unless he builds in an exception for himself. Removing the substance of this statute will force social media to police it's content. Trump won't last if they are doing that and he's not exempt.