The Chink in the Armor of CDA § 230



Banks Brown wrote this bylined article assessing how short-term rental companies like Airbnb use § 230 of the Communications Decency Act to argue that their online business is not subject to state and local regulation. Because “Congress did not want internet providers to be free of all regulation,” Mr. Banks wrote, a loss in court over § 230 protection could make STRCs “subject to the laws that govern all hotels, as well as the multitude of laws that govern all businesses in any given jurisdiction.”