On Sept. 23, the Justice Department released proposed legislation to revise Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields internet platforms from liability for third-party content shared on their services.
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Government agencies are taking action in response to President Trump’s executive order on “Preventing Online Censorship,” though it remains unclear whether lasting changes will result.
President Trump’s executive order taking aim at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is just the most recent in a long line of proposals from both sides of the aisle to potentially limit the statute’s broad scope.
Lawfare readers can now view a video series featuring expert commentary on what the law stands for, how it’s been interpreted and what the internet will look like with or without it.
The Justice Department’s recently released plan to reform Section 230 has drawn predictably partisan reactions. But the report includes a couple of wise ideas.
Without grandstanding, the Justice Department’s report on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act offers several proposals that ought to have bipartisan appeal.
Political pressure is mounting against broad liability protections for online platforms. What’s a better way forward?
On June 2, the Center for Democracy & Technology filed a lawsuit alleging that President Trump’s “Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship” violates the First Amendment.
The threat value of government investigations is all Trump needs to bend Twitter and company to his will.
President Trump on Thursday, May 28, signed an executive order targeting Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law that protects tech companies from being held liable for third-party content shared on their sites.
Benjamin Wittes talked with Kate Klonick, Eugene Volkh, Jack Balkin and Quinta Jurecic about the executive order and what it means. You can watch that discussion here and below: