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    Question Who is Responsible - an Online Forum or Author of a Forum Post

    If I'm interpreting this correctly, then section 230 protects the owner of a forum site if a member of that site speaks about another user.

    e.g. Member of the forum asks if a service provider, in this case a person, is running a scam and others on the forum say that the service is crappy, a ripoff, etc.

    Would the forum owner be liable for comments made by the posters in this instance? I'd guess that the posters are the ones who are responsible, not the site/owner, as the site is acting as a common carrier.

    Am I interpreting it right?

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