Online Content Policy

Publications

, PennLaw
Proceed with caution: Why curtailing Section 230 immunity is not the solution to social media regulation
Charles Duan & Jeffrey Westling

From PennLaw:

Once the company was determined to have violated practices of “good faith” content moderation, it would become liable for all user-generated content and face an unprecedented…

, reason
545 Migrant Kids Snatched by the U.S. Government Are Still Missing Parents
Shoshana Weissmann

From reason:

On Zoom, Jeffrey Toobin, and Section 230: Inappropriate sexual behavior during a video chat with colleagues could bring lawsuits, notes Shoshana Weissmann, riffing on current…

, TechDirt
Jeffrey Toobin’s Zoom Dick Incident Is The Perfect Example Of Why We Need Section 230
Shoshana Weissmann

From TechDirt:

Shoshana Weissmann noted that this story — as horrific as it might be — is also a perfect example of why we have Section 230.
Revealing one’s self in a work setting can…

, Politico
MAGA world, GOP unite on social-media bias after Hunter Biden story
Shoshana Weissmann

From Politico:

Shoshana Weissmann, a fellow at the free market-oriented R Street Institute focused on Section 230 and licensing reform, sees the current outrage on Capitol Hill as far more…

, Washington Examiner
Jeffrey Toobin should be liable for his big reveal, not Zoom
Shoshana Weissmann

On Monday, Vice reported that the New Yorker suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin because he exposed himself on a company Zoom call. While the infamous “incident” has sparked conversations about…

, S&P Global
FCC chair intends to move forward to ‘clarify’ tech’s legal liability shield
Jeffrey Westling

From S&P Global:

Jeffrey Westling, a resident fellow for technology and innovation who focuses on online content policy at free-market policy think tank R Street Institute, said in an email…

, Techdirt
Facebook Internal Memo Reveals Challenges Social Media Companies Face In Protecting Democracy
Eli Lehrer

From Techdirt:

As Americans, we face a quandary. How do we recognize the value to democracy and support our top social media companies which now dominate the world? For one, we should agree that…

R Street Leads Coalition Opposing Online Content Policy Modernization Act
William Gray

This morning, the R Street Institute joined 14 other think tanks, trade associations, civil society organizations and individuals in opposing S. 4632, the Online Content Policy Modernization Act. The…

S. 4632, The Online Content Policy Modernization Act
Charles Duan

Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein,

The undersigned are 15 civil society organizations, trade associations, nonprofit think tanks and individuals that seek to promote free…

Civil Society Coalition Condemns EARN IT Act for Threatening Free Expression, Encryption, and Child Abuse Prosecutions
Jeffrey Westling

From Center for Democracy & Technology:

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) led a coalition of 26 civil society organizations in urging the United States Senate to reject…