On April 11, 2018, Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified at a congressional listening to relating to questionable content material which appeared on the social media platform. Lawmakers grilled Zuckerberg, threatening to manage his firm and its friends.
Can Congress drive media firms resembling Fb to ban pretend information from their platforms? Prof. Thomas C. Arthur of Emory College Faculty of Legislation explores the historical past of pretend information and its connection to what the Supreme Courtroom refers to as “political speech.”
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The Washington Put up: Pretend information and the regulation, from 1798 to now
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The Washington Put up: Why it is time to regulate social media firms like Fb
Cause: ‘Pretend Information’ Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Web
Chicago Tribune: Zuckerberg says social media regulation is inevitable. Is Congress as much as it?