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.
Latest in Section 230
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:
Some tentative thoughts on whether the law can be improved.
If Congress wants to restrict end-to-end encryption, it should do so directly and not, as in the EARN IT Act, pass the buck to someone else.
As Congress decides whether to change the legal underpinnings of the internet, we need a better understanding of why it passed Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in the first place.