So--- I am starting an LLC and want to build a website on the line of letting people login (register) in order to blog about stories posted by other people (whom they do not know). the stories might be true, but posted by people who "have an axe to grind". If I provide the place for people to post these stories (You Tube lets people post pretty much any video without vetting it)... and someone says something untrue or offensive (although we will ask people not to use real names!) --- do I have a good defense against defamation or libel?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Florida
Thank you for the post, I am happy to assist you by answering your questions. Your LLC would not be liable for the actions of users per the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the CDA provides that “[n]o 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,” (CDA § 230[c] ), and that “[n]o cause of action may be brought and no liability may be imposed under any State or local law that is inconsistent with this section” (Id., § 230[e] ). “Interactive computer service” is defined as “any information service, system or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server ...” (CDA § 230[f] ). An “information content provider” is “any person or entity that is responsible, in whole or in part, for the creation or development of information provided through the internet or any other information computer service” (CDA § 230[f] )Please let me know if you need additional guidance.
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