AllStances™: Is Section 230 Good or Bad?

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is currently one of the most highly contested pieces of legislation on the books, largely due to its vast consequences on the way we are interact with the internet. Explore the various perspectives of those that want to revoke, reform, or leave alone, Section 230.
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Could Facebook’s Most Recent Action Slow Polarization? Yes, But the American Public Should Prepare to Demand More

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Last Wednesday, Facebook announced that it would start testing reduced quantities of political content in its News Feed. Testing has already begun in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia, and it will begin in the United States in the...
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Will Breaking Up Big Tech Companies Reduce Polarization? This MIT Professor Argues a Different Approach

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. In his 2020 book The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health — and How We Must Adapt , MIT Sloan School of Management professor Sinan Aral offers a comprehensive and insightful new...
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25 Years After Legal Protections for Internet Companies, Democrats and Republicans Want to Raise the Standards

From the Center This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center. Almost 25 years ago, Congress passed legislation that shields tech companies from legal liability for user content, but also states that content moderation must be done in good faith. Social media companies have benefitted from...
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Story of the Week: The Capitol Breach's Vast Repercussions

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The violence in Washington D.C. last week, which left five people dead and the U.S. Capitol building vandalized, had other wide-ranging consequences. It led directly to President Donald Trump being impeached by...
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