While expressing concern for free speech and privacy, lawmakers are seriously threatening both.
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The Missouri senator thinks wasting time on Instagram is a problem so big that only the federal government can solve it.
Section 230 Is the Internet's First Amendment. Now Both Republicans and Democrats Want To Take It Away.
From Josh Hawley to Kamala Harris, online free speech is under attack.
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.
From Sohrab Ahmari to Josh Hawley, what the new right really wants is to squelch free expression.
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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.
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
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"Google and Facebook should not be a law unto themselves. They should not be able to discriminate against conservatives."
Gun buyers, gay lovers, cannabis customers, and Yelp users are just a few of the groups that benefit from this federal law.
On Monday, a federal appeals court considered Grindr's guilt in a case involving app-based impersonators.
Killing Section 230 would only lead web platforms to ban even more speech.
The feds hound Facebook for ads that allegedly violate the Fair Housing Act.
The Senate Accused Them of Selling Kids for Sex. The FBI Raided Their Homes. Backpage.com's Founders Speak for the First Time.
An inside look at how indie media veterans James Larkin and Michael Lacey became the targets of a federal witchhunt.
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