Internet service providers (ISPs) and social networking hosts serve as the central hubs facilitating the dialogue that has made social media so popular today. Given the huge amount of information communicated through ISPs and host platforms, it would be impractical for them to monitor and evaluate the legality and truth of what their users say online. Rather than put these providers at risk for innumerable lawsuits that could limit free speech and create obstacles to online communication, Congress passed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230). This provides ISPs, hosts and other online facilitators some protection against those who would seek to hold them responsible for the commentary of third parties.
Ifrah Law understands how to apply CDA 230 to ISPs and other hosts of online communications who have been brought into defamation suits or otherwise become the targets of those aggrieved by negative online chatter. Whether an individual signed his name to a defamatory statement or an anonymous forum participant needs to be tracked down, we know the immediate steps to take to defuse a contentious situation. Using the protections afforded under CDA 230, we take swift actions for our clients that allow their businesses to continue without disruption.