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Timestamp: 2020/02/11 13:54:04
Email Address: xxxxx@xxxxxx.xxxx
Name: xxxxx xxxxxxxxxx
Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
Moderation of user content on social media platforms under 1st Amendment and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
"Social media platforms are privately run and not subject to 1st Amendment, so they are able to moderate content posted by users. And thank goodness for that, given the things that users sometimes say on social media! But when a social media operator moderates some user content, does that make the platform the publisher of all user content? The answer is no, thanks to Section 230, which gives platforms a ‘Good Samaritan’ incentive to actively police content. This panel will explore the interaction between 1st Amendment and Section 230 in allowing Americans to share their news and views online. "
Issue Areas: Campaigns and Elections, Content Policy, Fake News, Freedom of Expression