Rob Portman, an Ohio senator who proposed SESTA in August, argues that the government should narrow down Section 230 of the Communications Code Act (CDA 230) to exempt sites that are based on user-generated content.
The proposal was also criticized by organizations such as the Electronic Foreword Foundation who think the CDA 230 actually helped to provide freedom of speech on the Internet.
And a recent article by Leighanna Mixter, a law researcher from Wikimedia, talked about Section 3 of the three principles that made Wikipedia work. The first is that the CDA 230 allows websites to host content and protect them from concerns that the above may be sued based on user-generated content. The second is that SESTA allows websites to comply with only one national standard, and finally protects the site from prosecution, And let the plaintiff will spearhead the speaker.
Mixter believes small sites and companies such as WikiLeaks will be prosecuted without CDA 230 protection, which will inevitably increase the operating costs of these companies.