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Overview

The recent action of the Facebook Oversight Board has brought to the forefront (again) the question of federal regulation of the actions of social media platforms and the possible repeal or revision of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. These questions are likely to persist throughout the year and focus public attention on those platforms and the power they wield over content and public opinion.

Join Gail Gottehrer of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC, and Ronald J. Hedges of Dentons US LLP as they discuss:

  • The reasons for lack of trust in social media platforms (10 minutes)
  • Potential use of decisions of “oversight boards” as evidence and potential legal implications of ignoring its recommendations (10 minutes)
  • The state action doctrine and the First Amendment and their applicability to platforms (10 minutes)
  • Section 230 and liability of platforms content (10 minutes)
  • Proposal for revision or repeal of Section 230 (10 minutes)
  • The role of federal regulators in the oversight of platforms (10 minutes)

 

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