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New Section 230 Changes Threaten Online Civil Rights Under the Guise of Fighting Child Porn

Though the EARN IT Act has a clearly admirable goal, it's implications for free speech and privacy online are disastrous. 

Mike Bloomberg is Paying Influencers to Post Memes About Him

Bloomberg's campaign thinks memes are the foil to Trump's social media reach.

Elizabeth Warren's Criminal Penalties for Online Misinformation are a Disaster Waiting to Happen

The vague wording and broad scope of Warren's proposed plan lead one to wonder whether her solution might be worse than the problem. 

Can Facebook Enforce Their Ban On Deepfakes Ahead of the 2020 Race?

Even if the answer is yes, the policy itself has some serious flaws. 

.ORG: Non-Profits Fight Billion Dollar Legal Case Over Domain Sale

It should be self-explanatory why a private company owning the domain rights over all non-profits across the globe would be quite a contradiction.

Joe Biden: Mark Zuckerberg is a “Real Problem” and Should Face “Civil Liability”

Biden calls to revoke Section 230 and hold Zuckerberg liable for false content on the platform.

Twitter's New Limited Reply Feature Addresses Harassment, But Amplifies Echo-Chambers

The tradeoffs seem to run explicitly counter to Twitter’s other stated goals, namely the desire to address echo chambers and the spread of disinformation. 

Facebook Will Continue to Allow Political Ads to Make False Claims

The company will instead allow users to opt out of seeing political messages.

Why Dave Rubin’s Gated Community Sites are No ‘Big Tech Solution’

Rubin's "Locals" neither solves Big Tech's problems or even appears to seriously engage with them. 

California’s Consumer Privacy Act Seeks to Overhaul Online Data Rights

California's bill could be the most important milestone to date concerning personal data privacy in the U.S.