Policy Lab launches Section 230 legislation database

CITRIS Policy Lab logo on a blue field. Text below reads: "Section 230 Database."

The CITRIS Policy Lab, in partnership with the UC Berkeley schools of information, journalism, law and public policy and the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society, has launched a database that tracks all U.S. federal legislation seeking to amend, repeal or reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Passed in 1996, Section 230 provides immunity to online platforms from civil liability based on third-party content.

The Section 230 Legislation Database provides information to researchers, journalists, policymakers and the public on legislative proposals, including a summary of the legislation, introducers and cosponsors and their political affiliations, whether there is bipartisan support, and tags indicating the core focus areas for each piece of legislation. The database is updated monthly.