The Internet’s most important—and misunderstood—law, explained

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There’s at least one thing that Joe Biden and Donald Trump seem to agree on: that federal law gives unfair legal immunity to technology giants.

In an interview with The New York Times published in January, Biden argued that “we should be worried about” Facebook “being exempt” from lawsuits. The Times, he noted, “can’t write something you know to be false and be exempt from being sued.” But under a 1996 law known as Section 230, Biden claimed, Facebook can do just that.

“Section 230 should be revoked immediately,” Biden said.

Just last month, Trump

Oppo Find X2 Pro review: Fast and fashionable

Patrick

Let’s jump back to 2018. There were no foldable smartphones. Phone design was bland. Almost every phone had the same notch and it was hard to tell phones apart in a sea of sameness. So when the Find X launched with a nearly full-screen display and a motorized pop-up camera, something finally felt new. While I was let down by the consistently bad UX across Oppo devices, the sheer gadgetry of the phone overshadowed its downsides.

So when Oppo told me it was working on the Find X2 back in December 2019, I was stoked. The original Oppo Find

Sony WH-1000XM3 review: Still the best

Patrick

The Sony WH-1000XM3 has become a consumer audio mainstay since its 2018 release, and with little more than rumors flitting about regarding the Sony WH-1000XM4, it appears the XM3 is here to stay. Let’s see how Sony’s flagship noise-cancelling headset holds up against newer releases and if it’s worth getting in 2020.

Editor’s note: this Sony WH-1000XM3 review was updated on June 9, 2020, to account for how the headset compares to the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and Shure AONIC 50.

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