Don’t leave developers behind in the Section 230 debate
Policymakers should recognize the critical role of developers and work to support them not stifle innovation.
Supreme Court arguments this week could reshape the future of the internet
The Supreme Court is examining a short but potent law this week that, if altered, could rearrange the modern internet. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act shields internet companies from lia
Biden to address children’s online safety at State of the Union
President Joe Biden will address the nation on Tuesday evening in the second State of the Union address of his term. Per a release from the White House, the president is expected to weigh in on childr
The Supreme Court takes on Section 230
Section 230 of the Communications Act, which prevents online platforms from being liable for the content posted by their users, will be evaluated by the Supreme Court in the coming season. It’s
The most prominent group lobbying for Silicon Valley’s interests in DC just fell apart
The trade group representing Silicon Valley’s biggest companies will disband, even as tech enters a new era of intense regulatory scrutiny in the nation’s capital. The Internet Association
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will talk Section 230 reform with Congress this week
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen will go before Congress again this week, this time offering her unique perspective on the company’s moderation and policy failures as they relate to Section
Where does Facebook go from here?
Facebook should be charting a course of humility, introspection and transparency as their best and only strategy for sustaining growth. What does this look like? Well, it starts with an apology.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies before the Senate
After revealing her identity on Sunday night, Frances Haugen — the whistleblower who leaked controversial Facebook documents to The Wall Street Journal — testified before the Senate Commi
The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug
Instagram’s unwillingness to do what is right is a clarion call for regulation: The FDA must assert its codified right to regulate the algorithm powering the drug of Instagram.
Democratic bill would suspend Section 230 protections when social networks boost anti-vax conspiracies
Two Democratic senators introduced a bill Thursday that would strip away the liability shield that social media platforms hold dear when those companies boost anti-vaccine conspiracies and other kinds
Biden taps Google critic to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division
The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitr
Trump’s new lawsuits against social media companies are going nowhere fast
Trump’s spicy trio of lawsuits against the social media platforms that he believes wrongfully banned him have succeeded in showering the former president with a flurry of media attention, but th
Trump is suing Twitter, Facebook and YouTube over censorship claims
In his first press event since ignominiously leaving office earlier this year, former President Donald Trump announced that he is launching a volley of class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook
Florida’s ban on bans will test First Amendment rights of social media companies
Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a restriction on social media companies’ ability to ban candidates for state offices and news outlets, and in doing so offered a direct challeng
At social media hearing, lawmakers circle algorithm-focused Section 230 reform
Rather than a CEO-slamming sound bite free-for-all, Tuesday’s big tech hearing on algorithms aimed for more of a listening session vibe — and in that sense it mostly succeeded. The hearing cen
Clarence Thomas plays a poor devil’s advocate in floating First Amendment limits for tech companies
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas flaunted a dangerous ignorance regarding matters digital in an opinion published today. In attempting to explain the legal difficulties of social media platforms,
Big Tech companies cannot be trusted to self-regulate: We need Congress to act
The federal government and regulatory powers need to hold Big Tech accountable to their commitments by immediately enacting policy change.
The SAFE TECH Act offers Section 230 reform, but the law’s defenders warn of major side effects
The first major Section 230 reform proposal of the Biden era is out. In a new bill, Senate Democrats Mark Warner (D-VA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) propose changes to Section 230 of
I’m a free-speech champion. I don’t even know what that means anymore.
The president of the United States is supposedly the most powerful man in the world. He also can’t post to Twitter. Or Facebook. Or a bunch of other social networks as we discovered over the course
Section 230 is threatened in new bill tying liability shield repeal to $2,000 checks
Tech got dragged into yet another irrelevant Congressional scuffle this week after President Trump agreed to sign a bipartisan pandemic relief package but continued to press for additional $2,000 chec