Section 230

Platform Industry: Facebook Twitter

Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Platform Industry News: President Donald J Trump

Twitter flags Trump tweet on mail-in ballots over ‘disputed’ content

Twitter yesterday again flagged a tweet by US President Donald J Trump about mail-in ballots, including a disclaimer describing the article’s content as “disputed”...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account, GOP outraged at company’s actions

President Trump’s re-election campaigns Twitter accounts was temporarily restricted late last week, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who enticed social media firms...

Platform News: President Joe Biden talking about technology on the campaign trail

Twitter and Facebook restrict circulation of New York Post story on Biden

Facebook and Twitter throw doubt on a New York Post story that made claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, taking proactive actions to limit dissemin...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Platform CEO’s will testify before US Senate committee

The CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter and Google have agreed to voluntarily testify in a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on October the 28th about an integral law prote...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Democrat on Senate panel opposes sending subpoenas to tech leaders

The ranking Democrat on the US Senate Commerce Committee rejected a request by Republicans to subpoena three top tech executives to testify at an upcoming hearing, telling them of ...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

US Justice Department proposes changes to platforms’ immunity

President Trump has met with nine Republican state attorney generals to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for online companies following the Justice Department unveiled a legisl...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

What’s in the law protecting platform businesses – and can President Trump change it?

The US Justice Department on Wednesday issued a proposal to reform a legal resistance for online companies and follows through on President Donald Trump’s bid from earlier th...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Four state attorneys general back Trump on social media regulation

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Trump’s push to narrow the capability of social networking companies to remove objectionable content and...

Platform News: Reddit social network and discussion boards

Reddit bans ‘The_Donald’ forum amid broad social media crackdown

The social media platform Reddit has shut down r/The_Donald, a forum which long served as a popular online home base for fans of President Donald Trump, saying it violated the site...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

Section 230: Senators propose reform to key US tech liability shield

Two US senators have introduced legislation to reform part of a federal law that largely exempts tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from legal liability for the material t...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Twitter slaps another warning on tweet by President Trump

Twitter has placed another warning notice on a tweet by President Trump threatening “serious force” against protesters in the US capital, the second time it has used th...

Platform News: Google

Google extends fact-checking to image search

Google has said it would start showing fact-checking labels on Google Images search results globally, as tech companies come under increasing pressure to combat the viral spread of...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

Social media platforms distrusted by most Americans on content decisions

Most Americans do not trust social media companies to make the right decisions about what should be allowed on their platforms, but trust the government even less to make those cho...