It is worth recalling the controversy surrounding section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in the United States. In mid-2020, the US Department of Justice presented a reform, in line with an executive order signed by Trump, which seeks to reduce the exemptions enjoyed by platforms.
Section 230 is a provision of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 that affects all online forums, which ranges from Twitter or Facebook to comments on any page. According to that provision, the forum operators cannot be held responsible for what users share on their sites, even if it involves any violation of the law.
But beyond the responsibility that may or may not be attributed to the platforms, there are different regulations under which claims can be filed for different types of damages. In Argentina, for example, in 2018 there was an unprecedented ruling where a Twitter user was convicted of the crime of slander and libel.
A woman invented a Twitter account and from there denounced a man for having committed a series of crimes. The accusations went viral and the target felt that it affected his name and his honor. So he went to court and after a year turned his case into the first judicial precedent to be aware of: posting a false indictment on social networks can end in a conviction.
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