Government wants to force social media platforms to accept a “duty of care” to protect users from whatever they deem harmful.
"We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from profiting off of lies to the American people," the candidate told PEN America.
Singapore ordered Facebook to attach a "false information" message to a news story written by a government critic.
The comedian thinks misleading information on social media is ruining society. That's a bit rich, coming from him.
In comments to CNN on Monday night, Biden expressed a willingness to smash Section 230 in order to settle a feud his campaign is having with Facebook. That's a terrible idea.
People need to stop blaming their problems on Facebook and Twitter.
Twitter CEO's connection to Bitcoin-friendly tools suggests more commitment to privacy than Facebook's Libra proposal.
As surely as winter follows fall, Republican election victories are followed by unconstitutional attempts to restrict political speech.
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WhatsApp (and owner Facebook) sues to protect users from malicious surveillance from officials.
Hey, at least it’s free!
Another show trial for Facebook's beleaguered CEO
The source of the state's housing affordability problems are onerous government regulations and fees that artificially drive up the costs of housing.
Gutting Section 230 would make it harder to track drug deals, not easier.
The encryption limits that the Justice Department demands in the name of security would make all of us less secure.
"I’m not willing to give up and let a handful of monopolistic companies dominate our democracy," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
After senators sent threatening letters to Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe, the companies "decided" not to sign on to the online payment system.
As always, the best answer to bad speech is more speech, not censorship.
Is there room for the entire world on this slippery slope?
When online privacy faces off against portability
Besides, the regulators are already licking their chops.
Josh Hawley Says Libertarians Who Defend Tech Are Enamored with Power. He Should Look in the Mirror.
The populist senator's campaign against social media addiction is unscientific and anti-freedom.
Free Speech Defenders Warn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez That She Is Violating the Constitution by Blocking Critics on Twitter
The same First Amendment principles that apply to the president also apply to the congresswoman.
The FBI is looking for companies to comb through social media posts and pinpoint possible threats ahead of time. Think of it like a meme-illiterate Facebook-stalking precog from Minority Report.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook are all in the federal government’s crosshairs.
Both Democrats and Republicans are cheerleading for government action against Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the rest, but Americans should be skeptical.
Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez will never get to interrogate Satoshi Nakamoto.
Trump supports a bill that would encourage censorship in the name of free speech.
The president invited Republican lawmakers as well as social media stars who claim that tech giants are suppressing free speech.
Facebook's Libra 'Cryptocurrency' Aims to Disrupt Payments. Bitcoin Aims to Disrupt Government Power.
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest venture won't compete with Satoshi Nakamoto’s project for undermining central banking, tyranny, and the financial surveillance state.
Be afraid as more journalists and politicians start calling for stronger policing of online speech.
Being a big company is not a crime. What problem are we trying to fix?
Censorship inevitably ends up being used to protect the powerful from criticism.
Abroad, legislators are in the mood to theatrically punish social media companies. CEOs shouldn’t play along.
In the best of all possible worlds, such actions wouldn't be necessary. In the current climate, boycotting social media might spark a return to a robust marketplace of ideas.
Social media platforms and governments are "voluntarily" teaming up to ban "violent extremist content." What could go wrong?
Resist when politicians declare that speech (even radical speech) is a “threat to our democracy.”
Even more worrying: New Zealand's leading media outlets are self-censoring coverage of the Christchurch mass shooting.
Legal scholar Jeff Kosseff wanted to write a "biography" of Section 230, the law that immunizes websites and ISPs from a lot of legal actions. He fears he has written its obituary.