Online Content Policy

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App stores help make smartphones smart. Epic v. Apple could change that.
Canyon Brimhall

What you need to know:  

App stores provide a safe and convenient way for consumers to access the apps that make their smartphones useful.

Developers benefit from a secure platform that…

Trump’s tech lawsuits are ludicrous – and dangerous
Steven Greenhut

No one should be surprised that former President Donald Trump, who according to a USA Today analysis had filed 4,095 lawsuits over three decades by the beginning of his presidency in 2016, has…

Radio: The Fate of Section 230
Canyon Brimhall

From Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson:

With all the calls to regulate Big Tech or take down misinformation on social media, what is the fate of Section 230, which protects companies from…

, Fox News
Trump to sue Facebook, Twitter, Google over alleged censorship, says they’ve ‘ceased to be private’
Shoshana Weissmann

From Fox News:

Shoshana Weissmann of the libertarian R Street Institute, which supports a robust reading of Section 230 to provide broad protections to tech companies, pushed back on Trump’s…

, iHeart Radio
Donald Trump Announces Lawsuit Against Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs
Shoshana Weissmann

From iHeart Radio:

“This is a full misunderstanding of how the law works,” Shoshana Weissmann of the libertarian R Street Institute told Fox News. “Government cannot wave a wand and say ‘you’re…

, Common Sense Media
Opportunities and Challenges in Online Content Management
Chris Riley

Common Sense feedback on R Street’s project on content regulation By Joe Jerome
Today’s internet offers an easy opportunity to endlessly consume ads, media, and user-generated content. Kids face a…

, Pew Research Center
5. About this canvassing of experts
Chris Riley

From Pew Research Center:

A selection of institutions at which some of the respondents work or have affiliations:

Predictable Network Solutions; R Street Institute; RAND;

, Ballotpedia
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996
Steven Greenhut

From Ballotpedia:

Steven Greenhunt of the R Street Institute has echoed this sentiment, writing in a 2020 article, “Section 230 was a grand achievement because it allows the marketplace of ideas…

, Over-Caffeinated
Video: Episode 16 with Shoshana Weissmann
Shoshana Weissmann

From Over-Caffeinated:

On this episode of Over-Caffeinated, public policy expert and social media star Shoshana Weissmann joins Mark and Justin to talk about everything from Section 230 to the…

, Gazette Xtra
How to level the media playing field
Jeffrey Westling

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., has been in the news after announcing she was seeking $2.3 billion in tax credits and grants for local newspapers and broadcasters.

Local news has always been a…

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