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Santa Clara internet law scholar Eric Goldman writes about California AB2408, proposed legislation intended to address social media platforms that are addictive to children.
In an article written for The Atlantic in early June, Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain presents his thoughts on how “community governance” can be nurtured and supported through practices and technologies to address the content moderation challenges of online social media sites.
TAP scholar Eric Goldman shares his thoughts on the latest rulings on social media censorship.
Stanford economist Matthew Gentzkow presents his findings that deactivating Facebook leaves people less informed but happier.
Professor Ryan Calo, University of Washington Law School, shared his research into digital market manipulation during the FTC’s workshop exploring “dark patterns”.
In their recent paper, “Shining a Light on Dark Patterns,” law professor Lior Strahilevitz and Jamie Luguri, both of the University of Chicago Law School, share findings from two large-scale experiments in which consumers were exposed to dark patterns.
Evan Selinger, Rochester Institute of Technology philosophy professor, talks with journalist Clive Thompson about how the media covers responsible uses of technology.
Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman shares key takeaways from his new paper addressing the wide range of content moderation options that lie between “leave up” and “remove.”
Professor Daniel Solove, George Washington University, explains why he believes Section 230 “…should be restored to its original meaning and purpose – a much more limited scope than it has now.” He discusses how recovering distributor liability would promote greater responsibility for platforms and ISPs.
Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain shares several years of thinking around digital governance during his talk at the 2020 Tanner Lecture on Human Values. His two-part lecture, titled “Gaining Power, Losing Control,” reflects on how technology has empowered humanity, and yet in many ways, we have less and less control.
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Social Media Giants Brace for Lawsuits Thanks to Texas Anti-Censorship Law

“A big flood of lawsuits is expected against the social media platforms if HB 20 remains in effect. The Texas plaintiff lawyers will be pretty fired up.” — Eric Goldman, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

Eric Goldman
Washington Examiner
May 20, 2022

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