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I don't see how a blacklist of people (banned people) throws out safe harbor out the window. People will abuse your platform, and you can ban some of them when possible. That doesn't seem to me to make you liable for the rest of the people.

But if you maintain a whitelist of people through some manual approval step (such as a blue checkmark) I could see that being a different matter.




> People will abuse your platform

Traditionally though that meant abusing as in (1) deliberately consuming disproportionate resources or (2) attemtping to undermine the infrastructure. Not in posting things that are considered by leadership to be bad.


Forum and blog owners have long banned people who post/comment abusive stuff, or even stuff that just insults the owners.




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