Tag Archives: David Ardia

BeatBlogging.Org: Editors are not liable for changing comments

Video of the Citizen Media Project’s David Ardia explaining why – under US law – editors are not legally liable for changing comments left on their news sites.

As Pat Thornton points out:

“This falsehood must stop now. It’s been used — knowingly and unknowingly — by news organizations for years as  justification not to allow user comments.”

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NiemanLab.org: ‘Why news orgs can police comments and not get sued’

NiemanLab.org publishes a video of David Ardia, director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard, at a conference of New England newspaper editors and also provides a full transcript. He explains Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230) and ‘how it provides wide-ranging immunity to web-site publishers for what goes on in their comments,’ the NiemanLab reports.

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