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Why everyone hates Big Tech, with The Verge's Nilay Patel


July 19, 2019 05:00

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Verge editor-in-chief and Vergecast host Nilay Patel joins Matt in this special crossover episode to explain what Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which allows platforms to circumnavigate liability for user content, really means. They also discuss Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up big tech platforms, and how it may or may not fix anything. Recommended reading: twenty-six-words-that-created-the-internet-jeff-kosseff-interview" target="new">Why the internet's most important law exists and how people are still getting it wrong by Alex Castro fine-embarrassing-joke" target="new">Facebook’s $5 billion FTC fine is an embarrassing joke by Nilay Patel Subscribe to Vergecast! ** Join the Weeds Facebook group!** Read more
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