Episode 45: Social Media Regulation and Journalism
Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Petros Koutoupis talk social media regulation and its relationship to journalism and the threat to Section 230.
Special Guest: Petros Koutoupis.
- FCC chairman says he'll seek to regulate social media under Trump's executive order - CNN — The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will draft regulations intended for social media companies following a petition earlier this year by the Trump administration, the agency's chairman said Thursday.
In a tweet, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai indicated he will move forward with a rulemaking to "clarify" Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934, which currently acts as a legal shield for tech companies' handling of user generated content.
- Executive Order — Here is the full text of President Trump's executive order relating to social media, published by the White House on Thursday May 28, 2020.
- Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act | Electronic Frontier Foundation — Tucked inside the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996 is one of the most valuable tools for protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet: Section 230.
- Official Title 47 Section 230 PDF document — 230(c) - (1) Treatment of publisher or speaker
No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher
or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.
- 47 U.S. Code § 230 - Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material — Reference from Cornell Law.
- Opinion | Tech Companies Are Destroying Democracy and the Free Press - The New York Times — Ad revenue that used to support journalism is now captured by Google and Facebook, and some of that money supports and spreads fake news.
- BIG by Matt Stoller
- Tim Hwang - Subprime Attention Crisis — Tim Hwang is a writer and researcher based in New York.
He is the author of Subprime Attention Crisis, a book about the bubble of online advertising. He is currently a research fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University.
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