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Texas bill would allow state to sue social media companies like Facebook and Twitter over free speech

April 23, 2019

A bill before the Texas Senate seeks to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints. Supporters say it would protect the free exchange of ideas, but critics say the bill contradicts a federal law that allows social media platforms to...

What happens if the law starts treating Facebook and Twitter like traditional publishers?

March 6, 2019

"No other sentence in the U.S. Code," technology scholar David Post has written, "has been responsible for the creation of more value than" a little-known provision of the Communications Decency Act called Section 230. But in January, President Donald Trump's technology adviser Abigail Slater sugges...

The President and Congress Are Thinking of Changing This Important Internet Law

February 25, 2019

“No other sentence in the U.S. Code,” technology scholar David Post has written, “has been responsible for the creation of more value than” a little-known provision of the Communications Decency Act called Section 230. But in January, President Donald Trump’s technology adviser Abigail Slater sugges...

Supreme Court justices seem unlikely to extend First Amendment protections to users of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter

February 25, 2019

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a First Amendment case that experts have said could have ramifications for how the nation’s largest social media companies are permitted to moderate the content on their platforms. From CNBC

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