Tag: Communications Decency Act
By Steven Hill, Mercury News, Jan 27, 2021
Why do so many people, including both former President Donald Trump and new President Joe Biden, keep talking about getting rid of an obscure law called Section 230?
The short answer is that Section 230, part of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, is the legal underpinning for one of the largest and most consequential experiments in American history.…
by Steven Hill, American Compass, Jan 27, 2021
The recent attack on the US Capitol reveals the danger of digital media platforms. Here’s what we must do to repair our new media infrastructure.
The beautiful dream of an open and free internet, serving as a global agora of unlimited free speech to provide for more democratic participation, has crashed and burned one more time.…
by Steven Hill, Salon, Jan 16, 2021
The beautiful dream of an open and free internet, serving as a global agora of unlimited free speech to provide for more popular participation in U.S. democracy, just crashed and burned one more time.
The gripping images of a mob ransacking the U.S.…