In defense of Section 230: My long-read Q&A with Jeff Kosseff

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has come under fire from people on both the left and the right. Many Democrats fear that the provision enables too much hate speech and disinformation, and a ....

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Are Big Tech firms monopolies? My long-read Q&A with Nicolas Petit

Big Tech firms like Amazon, Google, and Apple are some of the most popular companies among American consumers. However, among policymakers in Washington, they’ve become much less popular for many reasons. Chief among these reasons ....

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The EU’s misguided drive to turn America’s Big Tech companies into public utilities

European Union (EU) regulators have targeted America’s Big Tech companies, aiming to make them some of the EU’s most heavily regulated firms. Draft legislation called the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act would ....

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Supreme Court fight over outdated robocall statute has significant consequences

It has been quite a week for Facebook’s legal team. In addition to the antitrust cases that my AEI colleague Mark Jamison discussed yesterday, the company argued in the Supreme Court over the meaning of ....

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Opportunities and pitfalls for a new transatlantic relationship on tech

My AEI colleague Claude Barfield recently wrote about the growing interest in resetting the US-EU relationship on digital and technology issues — and the daunting obstacles standing in the way. Right on cue, the European Commission has ....

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3 reasons why Biden will kill off net neutrality

There are several reasons to think that a Biden administration (if the electoral vote count holds) will resurrect net neutrality, a policy adopted by the Obama Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2015 and then reversed by the Trump FCC ....

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Beyond 230: Reframing the conservative debate over social media regulation

Recent tech policy debates have been animated by the surprising push by both Democrats and Republicans to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the cornerstone of internet law. But that bipartisan call masks ....

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In Oracle-Google war, a battle of analogies will shape the future of software copyrights

As we saw a few weeks ago, the long-running software fight between Oracle and Google reached its crescendo in early October when the tech giants took up arms at the Supreme Court. While it will ....

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Taxing times for Big Tech: An international perspective

The FAANG companies — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google — have long faced scrutiny on taxes internationally. These extremely successful and profitable American firms are perceived to pay a disproportionately low share of taxes ....

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