PACT Act Does More Harm than Good

While more thoughtfully drafted than other Section 230 reform proposals, the PACT Act unreasonably burdens platform moderation and creates new opportunities for abuse.

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International Law and “Hate Speech” Online

Governments are required to prohibit a broad and ambiguous category of speech while businesses are instructed to “respect” a putative right to be free of “hate speech,” a demand that could support banning a wide range of speech. The U.S. legislature and courts do not recognize such required prohibitions, but their reticence does not obligate social media companies incorporated in the United States.


A Twitter Alternative, If They Can Keep It

Parler’s adoption of community standards prompted frustration and gloating from the site’s respective fans and skeptics, but the platform is simply advancing along a seemingly inevitable content moderation curve.

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June 18, 2020

Two Cheers for Unfiltered Information

Liberally governed platforms are often blamed for their role in transmitting falsity and hate but seldom lauded when they facilitate the spread of life‐​saving information.