The CITRIS Policy Lab, in partnership with the UC Berkeley Schools of Information, Journalism, Law, and Public Policy and the Division of Computing, Data Science and Society, have launched a Section 230 Legislation Database that tracks all US federal legislation seeking to amend, repeal, or reform Section 230.
Passed in 1996, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides immunity to online platforms from civil liability based on third-party content. While many have credited Section 230 with enabling the Internet to grow in its early years, concerns are increasingly raised about what it means for platform accountability.
The Section 230 Legislation Database provides helpful information to researchers, journalists, policymakers, and the public on the legislative proposals, such as a summary of the legislation, introducers and cosponsors and their political affiliations, whether there is bipartisan support, and tags indicating the core focus areas for each piece of legislation. The Section 230 Legislation Database is updated monthly.
To download the database as a CSV file, click the three dots (…) in the menu. To see a larger version of the database, click “View larger version” on the bottom right-hand corner.
Did we miss something? Let us know by emailing CITRIS Policy Lab Director, Brandie Nonnecke (firstname.lastname@example.org).