Content Moderation

Should Bureaucrats Police Social Media?

This Fourth of July, while fireworks illuminated the night sky above the Washington Monument in celebration of the cherished freedoms guaranteed to us as Americans, the judicial system bequeathed to us by the Founding Fathers was considering novel threats to those very freedoms. Judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary…

Democratic Senators Pressure Tech CEOs To Rehire Staffers for Social Media Censorship

Last week, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Peter Welch (D-V.T.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) penned a letter in an effort to pressure CEOs of Meta, Alphabet and Twitter to rehire recently laid off content moderation employees. In other words, Democrats want big tech companies to continue controversial content moderation…

Justices Confused by Plaintiff’s Argument in Section 230 Case

This week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Gonzalez v. Google, a case with the potential to fundamentally change how the internet works. Many pundits had anticipated that the Court would use the case to re-evaluate the liability shield for most websites hosting user-generated content that was established by Section 230 of the Communications Act in 1996.