The Internet has allowed for an unprecedented level of connectivity across the globe. Accordingly, online platforms that harness this connectivity and facilitate communication between users now play a vital role in how society functions and expresses political ideas.
R Sheet On Online Content Policy
- 1) The internet allows for unprecedented connectivity between users across the globe.
- 2) Regulations imposed upon platforms to limit harmful speech, such as “fake news,” or to placate worries about political biases can cause significant harm without adding noticeable benefits.
- 3) Lawmakers should consider the four general principles discussed herein before taking steps to regulate the methods platforms use to moderate content.
- 4) Taking these into account, regulators can work with platforms and content generators to develop a framework that facilitates online discussion while limiting the potential harm it can inflict.