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Section 230 supporters turn on it, its critics rely on it. Up is down, black is white in the crazy world of US law

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You can sue a newspaper for printing lies about you.

May be. And they again, may be not: it depends on who "you" are (ie a public figure or a private person), on whether the "lie" could possibly be believable by a reasonable person, or is obviously a hyperbole, on how it is presented - as a fact or as an opinion, on how it is interpreted by a potential reader, and most importantly it depends a lot on where that newspaper was published.

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