Comments on Rep. Gosar’s “Stop the Censorship Act,” Another “Conservative” Attack on Section 230

…restrict access”? The press release expressly cites three examples: Google SafeSearch, Twitter Quality Filter or YouTube Restricted Mode (I retained the quirky italicization from the press release). Wut? Google SafeSearch…

Some Much-Needed Pushback on the Anti-Section 230 Craziness (Linkwrap)

…gives tech industry giants unfair legal protection while enabling political bias and offensive speech. Ending or amending Section 230 wouldn’t make life difficult just for Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the…

Second Circuit Issues Powerful Section 230 Win to Facebook in “Material Support for Terrorists” Case–Force v. Facebook

…Over Material Support for Terrorists–Cohen v. Facebook * Twitter Defeats ISIS “Material Support” Lawsuit Again–Fields v. Twitter * Section 230 Immunizes Twitter From Liability For ISIS’s Terrorist Activities–Fields v. Twitter

Russia Fucked With American Democracy, But It Can’t Fuck With Section 230–Federal Agency of News v. Facebook

…Suspended User–Murphy v. Twitter Once Again, Section 230 Protects Twitter’s Account Suspension Decisions–Brittain v. Twitter Section 230 Protects Facebook’s Account and Content Restriction Decisions–Ebeid v. Facebook Court Tosses Antitrust Claims…

Another Blocked Facebook User Loses in Court–Dipp-Paz v. Facebook

…in Lawsuit by Suspended User–Murphy v. Twitter Once Again, Section 230 Protects Twitter’s Account Suspension Decisions–Brittain v. Twitter Section 230 Protects Facebook’s Account and Content Restriction Decisions–Ebeid v. Facebook Court…

Comments on the Hikind v. Ocasio-Cortez Lawsuit Over AOC’s Twitter Blocks

The same day as the Second Circuit’s Knight First Amendment v. Trump ruling, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was sued for blocking accounts on Twitter. See Hikind v. Ocasio-Cortez, 1:19-cv-03956 (E.D.N.Y. complaint filed…

1H 2019 Quick Links, Part 4 (Section 230, Content Moderation)

…from TCPA liability, and the court has found none. To the contrary, Nunes v. Twitter, Inc., 194 F. Supp. 3d 959 (N.D. Cal. 2016), suggests that § 230(c)(1) would not…

Comments on Sen. Hawley’s “[Ending] Support for Internet Censorship Act”

…Linkwrap 6/19/19 Daphne Keller’s Twitter Thread 6/19/19 Prof. Jeff Kosseff Twitter Thread 6/19/19 Raffi Melkonian Twitter Thread 6/19/19 Jess Miers on Medium Prof. Blake Reid Twitter Thread 6/19/19 Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin…

Pres. Trump Violates the Constitution By Blocking @RealDonaldTrump Followers–Knight First Amendment v. Trump

@realDonaldTrump was super-easy because Trump never had a legitimate reason for blocking Twitter users (his insecurities don’t count). Because Trump acknowledged that he blocked other Twitter users for criticizing him,…

Latest Linkwrap on FOSTA’s Aftermath

…law, I’ve literally seen my advertising platforms disappear before my eyes. Now, I’m forced to maintain an Internet presence mainly through Twitter and Instagram, which are inconsistent in their attitude…