The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet

January 11, 2019 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

"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." In 1996, Congress quietly enacted those 26 words in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, providing unprecedented legal immunity to online platforms for all claims arising from user content. The law is responsible for social media, search engines, Wikipedia, Yelp and any other online operation that relies on third-party content. Jeff Kosseff, an assistant professor at the United States Naval Academy's Cyber Science Department, is coming to Mississippi State to discuss his forthcoming book about Section 230's history, impacts on society, equities and future. Click the link below to register for this free seminar.

Section U of the Bill R. Foster Ballroom on the second floor of the Colvard Student Union - 198 Lee Blvd., Mississippi State, MS 39762
Primary Sponsoring Organization
Office of Research and Economic Development
Sponsoring Organization's Web Site
Contact Name
Lynn Taylor
Contact Phone
(662) 325-3168
Contact Email
Additional Information
Those who do not have an MSU NetID and would like to attend this seminar are encouraged to contact Lynn Taylor at 662-325-3168 or to sign up.