A Workshop (Day 2)
This is the second day of a virtual workshop to identify key issues for consideration in the reexamination of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Section 230 provides Internet-based technology companies and social media platforms with immunity from civil liability for hosting user-generated content and in the removal or moderation of user-generated content. While Section 230 has played a significant role in the development of the Internet as a platform for the global exchange of information and ideas, disinformation and abuse on social media has become an issue of increasing concern. The workshop will explore how law, policy, and technology might better enable management of third party content while preserving free speech and democratic norms.
This workshop is being organized by an ad-hoc planning committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Science, Technology and Law. Support for this workshop has been provided by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore foundation.
The first day of this workshop took place on April 22, 2021.
CDT’s Emma Llansó will be speaking at this event. RSVP here.