Aggressive asset forfeiture collides with First Amendment rights.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R–Mo.) has proposed a dreadful bill that would give the government control of internet content. He thinks the only reason anyone could be opposed is because they've been bought off.
"Section 230 has nothing to do with neutrality. Nothing. Zip. There is absolutely no weight to that argument," Wyden says. He oughta know. He wrote the damn thing.
"Support of the Trump administration is undeniably support for white supremacy."
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Hawley is selling it as a way to fight tech-company "bias" against Republicans. Don't believe him.
Be afraid as more journalists and politicians start calling for stronger policing of online speech.
Despite scant evidence, everyone wants to believe that social media has a unique ability to control our thoughts and actions.
In his new book, Fall, the author of Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Diamond Age, looks to the digital afterlife, and beyond.
The "blogfather" once touted the internet as the antidote to Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media. Now he wants the feds to crack down on social media.
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?
The supposed plague of misleading and harmful information on the internet is nothing new, nor is governments' desire to muzzle anybody who says inconvenient things.
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.
Nancy Pelosi wants to gut Section 230
Censorship continues to be about empowering those in charge.
Will a thirst to punish Silicon Valley destroy our liberty?
He's got his reasons, but they all suck. And will accelerate Facebook's decline as a destination in cyberspace.
Facebook and the end of the open Internet era
Plus: Senators move to end warrantless NSA spying and the "Paycheck Fairness Act" passes the House.
Hide Those Memes, Folks! Europe Passes Massive Online Copyright Changes That Will Lead to Censorship
Do you have a license to link to that story? Will your sexy Tinder photo get confused with a celebrity's?
With big tech helping government officials to control the sharing of information, we need to support alternatives to undermine their censorious efforts.
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There's no room for errors and online platforms face huge fines, likely encouraging overly broad takedowns.
Plus: Facebook says it's pivoting to privacy, and congressional Democrats want to "save the internet."
Jordan Shapiro's The New Childhood boldly embraces technological innovation and the interconnected world it's creating.
Preliminary FCC report claims the number of Americans with high-speed connections grew by 20 percent in 2017.
Last Year Saw 'Furthest-Reaching Attempt to Censor Online Speech' Since the 1990s, Say FOSTA Challengers
As the lawsuit against FOSTA hits appeals court, three essays about the law that everyone should read.
Big publishers want new sources of revenue. But trying to force license fees for linking will backfire.
Gun buyers, gay lovers, cannabis customers, and Yelp users are just a few of the groups that benefit from this federal law.
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Online black markets shift faster than police can respond
Yes, the paranoid lunatic is a mega-troll, but the beauty of new media means never having to engage stuff you find awful or offensive.
On Monday, a federal appeals court considered Grindr's guilt in a case involving app-based impersonators.
Social media platforms have every right to do whatever the hell they want, but they shouldn't really do much speech policing at all.
Facebook, Google, Apple, and others are now facing the sort of regulatory and antitrust animus once leveled at Bill Gates' company.