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Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed

Trump’s odd new attack on Section 230 is probably doomed Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His Twitter feed on Thanksgiving, for one. Or at times you’d think the nation would be hearing from its leader on the matter at […]

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AOL founder Steve Case, involved early in Section 230, says it’s time to change it

AOL founder Steve Case, involved early in Section 230, says it’s time to change it AOL founder Steve Case was there in Dulles, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., when in 1996 the Communications Decency Act was passed as part of a major overhaul of U.S. telecommunications laws that President Bill Clinton […]

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Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEOs defend the law that made social media possible to Congress

Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEOs defend the law that made social media possible to Congress The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday in big tech’s latest showdown with Congress. The Senate hearing will have a narrower, more policy-centric scope than other recent […]

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With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230

With ‘absurd’ timing, FCC announces intention to revisit Section 230 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced his intention to pursue a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Act, which among other things limits the liability of internet platforms for content they host. Commissioner Rosenworcel described the timing — immediately after Conservative […]

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The next big tech hearing is scheduled for October 28

The next big tech hearing is scheduled for October 28 A day after the Senate Commerce Committee moved forward with plans to subpoena the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google, it looks like some of the most powerful leaders in tech will testify willingly. Twitter announced late Friday that Jack Dorsey would […]

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Section 230 will be on the chopping block at the next big tech hearing

Section 230 will be on the chopping block at the next big tech hearing It looks like we’re in for another big tech CEO hearing. The Senate Commerce Committee voted Thursday to move forward with subpoenas for Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet. The unusual […]

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FCC invites public comment on Trump’s attempt to nerf Section 230

FCC invites public comment on Trump’s attempt to nerf Section 230 FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has decided to ask the public for its thoughts on an attempt initiated in Trump in May to water down certain protections that arguably led to the creation of the modern internet economy. The nakedly retaliatory order […]

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FCC Commissioner disparages Trump’s social media order: ‘The decision is ours alone’

FCC Commissioner disparages Trump’s social media order: ‘The decision is ours alone’ FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks has examined the President’s Executive Order that attempts to spur the FCC into action against social media companies and found it wanting. “There are good reasons for the FCC to stay out of this debate,” he […]

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When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters

When it comes to social media moderation, reach matters John Funge Contributor Share on Twitter John Funge is the Chief Product Officer at DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup foundry. He’s founded, built and sold three technology companies. Social media in its current form is broken. In 20 years, we’ll look back at the […]

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Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies

Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies On Thursday, President Trump signed an executive order targeting the legal shield that internet companies rely on to protect them from liability for user-created content. That law, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is essential to large […]

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