Section 230 needed for timely response to food safety issues

Stanford internet research scholar Riana Pfefferkorn in techdirt, March 9, 2023, writes that if Section 230 is weakened, it would make it more difficult for food poisonings to come to light. Last year through Twitter and Instagram users, it emerged that a lentil and leak dish from meal-kit company Daily Harvest was responsible for making over 400 people sick, a third of whom were hospitalized. Social media users shared their experiences, warning others to avoid the dish before either the company or the Food and Drug Administration responded.

Faced with the evidence of the outbreak, Daily Harvest was slow and guarded in their response, depriving their customers of important information and warnings. (CNET, July 21, 2022, by David Watsky)