Debates about whether American companies should do business with China are laden with distasteful and unconstructive opinions about American morality.
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On Oct. 16, two subcommittees of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing focusing on protecting consumers on the Internet and content moderation. The livestream and hearing memorandum are available below.
Past Lawfare coverage of the issues raised by the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
Technology companies and civil society should work together to develop a vetted list of terrorist groups that should be banned and otherwise blocked from using their platforms
The update shows the meaningful impact that an independent audit can have.
The platform has released a 250-page report containing surveys, public comment, workshop feedback and expert consultations on its proposed oversight board for content moderation.
Livestream: Hearing on Social Media Companies’ Efforts to Counter Extremist Content and Misinformation
The House Committee on Homeland Security will hold a hearing titled, “Examining Social Media Companies' Efforts to Counter Online Terror Content and Misinformation” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. A video of the hearing is available here and below.
A slow-motion fiasco over whether a right-wing commentator violated YouTube’s harassment and hate speech policies illustrates how different platforms struggle to resolve disputes about what they allow on their services.
Online extremists are forced to balance public outreach and operational security in choosing which digital tools to utilize.
In the past two years, a number of companies have invoked international law justifications to decline to make their products available to states that, in their view, will use those products to violate international law.