U.S. President Bill J. Clinton ︎
February 2, 1996

The “Telecommunications Act of 1996“ is officially signed into public law No. 104-104. Section 230 enacts that, “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider” removing liability from internet service providers who specialize in user-generated content. After much debate, it was upheld by the consitutaional claims to free expression.