In the Trump era, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act became a political punching bag. The Republican attacks on Section 230 were primarily an effort to “work the refs” regarding Facebook’s and Twitter’s content policies in the election’s final stretch. To their credit, Democrats in Congress and the Biden administration have grappled more seriously
The mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was incited and planned over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital media platforms, with a tragic nudge from the president of the United States. The gripping presence of gunshots and cowering Congress members inside the “People’s House” is a warning to us all. How did we arrive here?
Over the last year, the companies making up America’s “Big Tech” have been confronted by federal and state governments pursuing antitrust investigations. In late September, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent draft legislation to Congress to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. In February, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began