Tag Archives: Twitter

Liberals and Conservatives Are Both Totally Wrong about Platform Immunity | by Tim Wu | Medium

By | March 14, 2021

Everyone is, in short, currently asking for the wrong thing. Which makes it worth asking: Why? One reason is that this area is confusing, and the idea of making tech “responsible” does sound good. There are, as I discuss below, ways in which they should be. Also, as described below, the mere threat of 230… Read More »

When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for role in Khashoggi killing, fake Twitter accounts went to war

By | March 3, 2021

Saudi-based Twitter accounts using fake profile pictures, repetitive wording and spammy tactics sought to undermine the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials, made public Friday, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “approved” the operation that led to the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018. Source: When U.S. blamed Saudi crown prince for… Read More »

Facebook “Supreme Court” overrules company in 4 of its first 5 decisions | Ars Technica

By | February 9, 2021

As you can see, Facebook has to make decisions on a wide range of topics, from ethnic conflict to health information. Often, Facebook is forced to choose sides between deeply antagonistic groups—Democrats and Republicans, Armenians and Azerbaijanis, public health advocates and anti-vaxxers. One benefit of creating the Oversight Board is to give Facebook an external… Read More »

GameStop: Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez Blast Robinhood over Trade Freeze

By | February 5, 2021

Robinhood was not the only broker to limit sales of GameStop. Interactive Brokers on Wednesday said it had placed restrictions on sales of the stock. Charles Schwab said Thursday that its customers could still trade GameStop but noted that it limited certain kinds of transactions involving more risk. Source: GameStop: Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez blast Robinhood over… Read More »

A Little Chaos for a Treat – Pirate Wires

By | February 5, 2021

Do certain important people, defined here as people some subset of journalists find compelling, owe the professional media class a seat at their table? The question is interesting. Politicians and business leaders were once forced to travel through the establishment media’s gateway to reach the masses, and as I’ve been writing for months social media… Read More »

Social justice groups warn Biden against throwing out Section 230 – The Verge

By | January 27, 2021

“Section 230 is a foundational law for free expression and human rights when it comes to digital speech,” the letter says. The law protects websites and apps from being sued over user-generated content — making it safer to operate social networks, comment sections, or hosting services. “Overly broad changes to Section 230 could disproportionately harm… Read More »

Take the Profit Out of Political Violence – BIG by Matt Stoller

By | January 26, 2021

Repealing Section 230 or reforming it so platforms who profit via advertising are not covered, would reduce the incentive for social media to enable illegal behavior. If we did so, a whole range of legal claims, from incitement to intentional infliction of emotional distress to harassment to defamation to fraud to negligence, would hit the… Read More »