The surge of global internet regulation to combat terrorism and other harmful digital content continues to pose a risk to the freedom of expression online and the rule of law and leaves unanswered many questions about effectiveness.
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Prohibiting platforms from self-governing is becoming more widespread. German law provides for a different approach, with clearer rules and more rule of law in content moderation practices.
Courts should prioritize the First Amendment rights of users, not technology giants.
At what point does informal coercion raise Constitutional questions?
A federal judge was right to block Florida’s social media law. But that doesn’t mean the First Amendment bars all government regulation of platform content-moderation decisions.
FBI Director Christopher Wray says that the bureau’s internal guidelines prevented it from looking at social media posts announcing the planned attack on the Capitol. But the guidelines say nothing of the sort.
Twitter’s ban of Trump marked the defining moment of the Great Deplatforming. But all the attention surrounding the FOB decision has precipitated a dramatic reversal of fortune.
President Biden has revoked the sanctions President Trump famously imposed on TikTok and WeChat. But they may return, and TikTok still has a CFIUS problem.
Today was the 30-day deadline for Facebook’s responses to the policy recommendations in the FOB’s decision on the suspension of Trump’s account. The responses are underwhelming.
What do the details of today's decision reveal about Facebook’s rules, and the FOB’s role in reviewing them?