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Do any jurisdictions seriously consider reclassifying social media websites as publishers?

The US Communications Decency Act of 1996 was the first attempt to regulate pornography on the internet. Moreover, section 230 of the act has been used by internet companies to avoid being ...
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What are US regulators doing about surveillance capitalism?

Recently a UK parliamentary report into social media prompted by the spread of misinformation and privacy scandals have concluded that: Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like ‘...
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Why is Facebook not restricted by the U.S. government to be politically neutral, like the U.S. Army, for example?

To start with, here is the context of the question. I recently heared about this (in fact, rather old - about 4 months ago) story: Mark Zuckerberg reportedly pressured a top Facebook VR exec to drop ...
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Anti-deceptive electioneering law

In light of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections and clandestine Democratic efforts to use deceptive tactics in the recent Alabama senate race, it is clear that social media as a ...
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Why are western-owned social media sites allowed and utilized in Burma?

Hatebook: Why Facebook is losing the war on hate speech in Myanmar and A Genocide Incited on Facebook, With Posts From Myanmar’s Military report that western-owned social media sites such as Twitter ...
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How is the impact of analytics steering user newsfeed measured on a national basis in the US?

Technology is a double edged sword: its implementation and usage determines outcomes, be it good, bad and ugly. That being said, the rise of the analytic algorithms to select news content for an ...
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Numerical estimates of the effect of fake news on the outcome of elections?

I found a fascinating study, (Social Media, Sentiment and Public Opinions: Evidence from #Brexit and #USElection by Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Tho Pham, Oleksandr Talavera, 2018), which gave numerical ...
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What laws and regulations were violated by John Oliver's critique of Chinese President Xi Jinping?

The Associated Press reports that John Oliver hosted a segment on his show Last Week Tonight in which he criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping. In particular, he said that he looked like Winnie the ...
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Is there a difference between how Cambridge Analytica and the Obama Campaign got Facebook users' data?

Based on this answer, and the fact that the discussion was said to get off topic and I wanted to know more, I thought about asking this question to find an answer. It seems to me that both campaigns ...
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What communications of Julian Assange made Ecuador cut off his Internet access?

It was reported today that Ecuador’s government is cutting off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s communications outside the nation’s London embassy. Officials announced Wednesday they were ...
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Does the US government fund the media?

The major news outlets in the United States are all considered private, ABC News CBS News CNN Fox News Channel MSNBC NBC News But there are lots of reports of the government spending millions on ...
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Has Facebook’s (or other social network) block policy been abused to limit freedom of expression inside EU?

On 26th of November, another important (more than 10K protesters) anti-government protest took place in Bucharest. This looked like a regular protest for 2017, but this one had something peculiar: ...
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Fatal Riot Caused by Social Media In the West

In several countries, there's the practice of censoring foreign social media and other types of websites, presumably due to the possibility of the information on them would cause social instability ...
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Can Germany fine social media sites over hate speech?

This article tells us about Germany's plan to fine social media sites over hate speech: Germany plans a new law calling for social networks like Facebook (FB.O) to remove slanderous or ...
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Can social media be regulated under the “public accomodations” clause of the Civil Rights Act?

Scott Adams of Dilbert fame muses whether or not the 1st Amendment jurisprudence can be broadened in such a way to curb the abuses of social media monopolies so that they be regulated much like ...