Tech giants expressing openness to amending Section 230 are doing so out of naked self-interest, not the goodness of their hearts.
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Government restrictions on private editorial discretion violate the First Amendment.
The Reason senior editor argues that attempts to break up tech giants and rein in social media are based on flawed arguments.
Here’s why Section 230 is so important.
A federal judge says an anti-porn group's suit against Twitter can move forward, in a case that could portend a dangerous expansion of how courts define "sex trafficking."
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Federal health bureaucrats should stop scapegoating social media.
The controversial author on her acclaimed and condemned book, being deplatformed, and the future of free expression in an increasingly polarized marketplace of ideas
Florida's Social Media Bill Was Supposed To Protect 'Free Speech.' A Judge Says It Violates the First Amendment.
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The only thing FOSTA has done is chill speech and make catching sex traffickers more difficult.
The statute immunizes computer services for "action voluntarily taken in good faith to restrict ... availability of material that the provider ... considers to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable, whether or not such material is constitutionally protected"—but what exactly does that mean?
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Imagine a world in which media outlets were unable or afraid to post video of police and other authorities acting reprehensibly.
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Justice Thomas Wonders When Supreme Court Will Have To Consider Social Media's Private Deplatforming Power
A moot case about Trump blocking tweets leads to concerns that tech companies have too much control over speech.
Politicians on the right and the left are coming for your free speech.
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The whole thing is arguably voided by Section 230.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants $100,000 Fines for Social Media Companies That Deplatform Politicians
It’s a terrible idea that violates Section 230, but is it actually unconstitutional? Don’t be so sure.
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And, if so, what does this mean for 47 U.S.C. § 230?
No, says Techdirt's Mike Masnick, but it is cause for expanding Section 230 and building a more decentralized internet.
Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
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The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
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That's a high price to pay because some politicians are angry about a little Facebook moderation.
Neither company will accept charges for Pornhub purchases going forward.
The outgoing FCC chairman discusses 'light-touch' regulation and the future of free speech on the internet.
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But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
Meet Brock Pierce, the Drug-Legalizing Cryptocurrency Entrepreneur on the Presidential Ballot in 16 States
"I obviously identify with and resonate with and connect with my libertarian brothers and sisters on so many levels," says the controversial former child actor.