Oaky wrote:
“The Communications Decency Act is pretty clear about how this stuff works,” Tolles said.“We are not legally obligated to actually review any complaint coming in or moderate that at all. You can leave up a site and let anyone say anything, and not be responsible."
So now we know the Topix's philosophy of operations.
But wait. There's more.

In the very next paragraph, Mr. Tolles so very kindly goes out of his way to say:

“But, we don’t do that. We actually go the extra mile, and we have a full-time staff of people who look at (complaints). We’re not trying to run a free-for-all. If people have a legitimate issue we can go in, look at it, and if need be, remove it. We remove thousands of threads every day.”