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May 6
May 6 - A federal judge in San Francisco has shut down Donald Trump’s crusade against Twitter, ruling Friday that the twice-impeached-former-president’s claims the social media giant violated his First Amendment rights were basically BS.
Federal Judge Obliterates Trump’s ‘Short of the Mark’ Twitter Lawsuit
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Feb 15
Feb 15 - A proposed new section to Chapter 230 titled “recreational marijuana” states: “Purpose: To establish a ban on the granting of any zoning certificate for any building, structure, use ...
Northfield Center looking to ban medical, recreational marijuana facilities
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May 20
May 20 - HB 20 is an unprecedented assault on the editorial discretion of private websites, NetChoice states in its emergency application to the Supreme Court.
Social Media Companies Turn to SCOTUS in Fight With States Over Content Control
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Jan 30
Jan 30 - League champions were crowned in boys swimming Saturday with the ECIC, Niagara Frontier League and CCAA meets. In the ECIC Division I and II large schools meet at Alden, Orchard Park won four events and had three second-place finishes to win the team title with 390 points.
High school notes: Boys swimming league titles, ECIC-NFL Challenge, girls hockey pairings set
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Feb 1
Feb 1 - The EARN IT Act would amend Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, opening the door for federal and state lawsuits against online companies that host child sexual exploitation content. Section 230 gives online companies liability protection ...
Graham, Blumenthal reintroduce controversial Section 230 bill
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May 14
May 14 - As the saying goes, “If all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail.” It is ironic then that with a full toolbox to go after bad actors online — both under e
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Feb 22
Feb 22 - Announcements claiming that President Donald Trump's new social media app, Truth Social, would be available for download on Monday proved to be technically true but did not facilitate much socializing,
Trump's Truth Social app launched Monday. It immediately crashed for 13 hours.
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Apr 19
Apr 19 - In Nigeria, retirees go through a lot of hardship after serving the country for 20-35 years of their life, most
Pencom took DAAR Communications Plc to court over unpaid pensions. Here is how the court ruled
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Mar 31
Mar 31 - Andre Haddad, CEO of the car rental marketplace company Turo, opted for “smooth” and glided his EV around turns in the Presidio in swift silence as the vehicle emits nearly no noises. It’s an amusing detail considering how the present state and future of car rentals is anything but muted.
Turo is a San Francisco tech company that lets you rent out your car, but don’t call it a car rental company
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May 17
May 17 - After the racist massacre in Buffalo, there should be no doubt that social media companies have a right and indeed a responsibility to stop people from wantonly spreading livestreams and after-the-fact videos of bloodbaths,
How poison spreads: Social media and social responsibility
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Apr 29
Apr 29 - In the lawsuit he also called for Section 230 to be ruled unconstitutional. That law, which conservatives have threatened to repeal, alllows social media companies to remove posts that are obscene or violate terms of service as long as they do it in ...
Twitter: Donald Trump reevaluating lawsuit after Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover of platform
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May 23
May 23 - “We have seen a history of that, not just on Twitter but also on Facebook,” she said. President Biden believes more needs to be done to reform Section 230, which protects tech companies from being sued for the content users post on their ...
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May 13
May 13 - The court cited Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act that provides broad immunity for “interactive computer services” including social media sites, as well as their users. The justices agreed with a lower court that “simply clicking ...
Sharers of defamatory social media post about teacher have legal immunity, N.H. Supreme Court rules
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May 18
May 18 - There’s a tension between facilitating free and fair debate on social media, and businesses’ bottom line. And it must be resolved with the public interest in mind.
Wrong, Elon Musk: the big problem with free speech on platforms isn’t censorship. It’s the algorithms
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Feb 10
Feb 10 - It marks Congress’ latest attempt to weaken protections granted under the besieged law known as Section 230. In 2018, Congress passed FOSTA-SESTA, a contentious measure that opened digital services up to lawsuits if they knowingly facilitated sex ...
Sex trafficking law looms large over latest bid to weaken Section 230
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May 8
May 8 - CEO Elon Musk's pending bid to privatize Twitter (TWTR) — one of social media’s most controversial forums — presents the issue of First Amendment protections in the internet era in a new way.
Elon Musk's vision for Twitter and the First Amendment: 'What should be done?’
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Jan 29
Jan 29 - This time of year, plenty of lawyers, aides and public relations flacks at the Capitol are advising the Legislature, but it seems to me what the Legislature really needs is
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Mar 23
Mar 23 - Also: President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court pick faced questions on two tech issues — and her responses were revealing.
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Apr 27
Apr 27 - Elon Musk’s move to buy Twitter and take the social media company private has touched off a fierce debate about whether expanding free speech on the platform is a good thing.
Six ways Elon Musk's Twitter overhaul could fail
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Feb 9
Feb 9 - Still, he's wary of efforts to fully roll back Section 230 of the Communications and Decency Act, which allows platforms to operate without being held liable for content posted on their platform by third parties. But he doesn't want Silicon Valley to have ...
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Feb 17
Feb 17 - She called on the company to make multiple changes to protect children, including an end to algorithmic ranking, opening up its research and modifying the Communications Decency Act's Section 230 for more accountability. Senators also asked Instagram head ...
Senate online safety bill gives children more control over social media
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May 8
May 8 - U.S. District Judge James Donato said Friday that Trump failed to show Twitter violated his First Amendment right to free speech.
Judge rejects Trump lawsuit challenging ban from Twitter
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May 6
May 6 - A Florida pension fund filed a complaint Friday asking the Court of Chancery to find Twitter can't legally close its deal with Elon Musk without
Chancery Suit Seeks Pause On Elon Musk's Twitter Acquisition
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Feb 21
Feb 21 - The EARN IT Act is not perfect, but it sketches a framework that could be developed into a more balanced reform of Section 230.
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Apr 11
Apr 11 - What might Elon Musk’s new 9.2% stake in Twitter mean for its future and for the broader social media landscape? Could Musk lead Twitter to relax
Will Musk Lead Twitter Back To Its Free Speech Roots?
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Apr 15
Apr 15 - The fruitful words come from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. That brief passage fueled the growth of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook by protecting them from lawsuits over content posted by users of their platforms.
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Feb 22
Feb 22 - It creates an exception to Section 230, the controversial and widely misunderstood federal law that gives providers some immunity for third-party and user-generated content posted on their sites. Facing a patchwork of state laws and the threat of criminal ...
Digital privacy: Encrypted smartphone messages threatened by Grassley and Ernst’s ‘Earn It Act’
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15h
15h - If conservatives took the First Amendment seriously, they wouldn't be attacking the constitutional rights of social media sites to remove content that helps cause mass shootings.
Florida and Texas’ ‘Free Speech’ Social Media Laws Would Require Sites to Host Mass Shooting Videos
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Former Vice President Joe Biden still wants to repeal the pivotal internet law that provides social media companies like Facebook and Twitter with broad legal immunity over content posted by their use…

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16h - The results from a new report show that the most popular aisle in the grocery store has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Most Popular Grocery Store Aisle Isn't What You Think, Says New Report
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May 25
May 25 - Snap's Pixy drone requires very little skill and acts like a personal robot photographer to help you produce nifty aerial shots.
Pixy drone hands-on: A flying robot photographer for Snapchat users
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This wasn’t the first time Biden criticized the immensely important internet law. In previous interviews with outlets like CNN, Biden has said that "we should be considering taking away [Facebook’s] e…

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CRS Reports, Congressional Research Service, Congressional Reports, CRS

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The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google will face Congress on Wednesday in a hearing about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

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President Trump wants to scale back a law that protects social media companies such as Twitter from liability for what their users post. Why is it controversial?  

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