Biden should look to the idea of a systemic duty of care, which says that the platforms are dependent on their users’ social connections and, thus, are obliged to reduce online harms to those users.
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Did you ever wonder where all that tech money came from all of a sudden? Turns out, a lot of it comes from online programmatic ads, an industry that gets little attention even from the companies, such as Google, that it made wealthy.
Our interview in this episode is with Michael Daniel, formerly the top cybersecurity adviser in the Obama administration’s National Security Council and currently the CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA). Michael lays out CTA’s mission. Along the way he also offers advice to the Biden cyber team—drawing in part on the wisdom of Henry Kissinger.
Why has it taken until now for a Supreme Court justice to pay attention to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act?
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.
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.