About Carl Szabo
Carl Szabo is an expert in communications and Internet policy. As Policy Counsel, he analyzes tech-related legislative and regulatory initiatives relevant to online companies.
Entries by Carl Szabo
Removing Alex Jones from Social Media Isn’t About the First Amendment Content moderation can be controversial, as demonstrated earlier this week when leading online platforms removed content and accounts posted by Alex Jones and his media property “Infowars.” Many conservatives contend that the removal of Alex Jones’s content violated his freedom of speech. Ironically, these […]
Don’t Let NY City Stay in Bed with Hotel Conglomerates Imagine having city inspectors knocking on your door with a warrant to enter your home and fine you $8,000. The crime? Renting out a room as a short-term rental without hotel-level fire alarm and sprinkler systems, elevator access, and a host of other absurdities. [Read […]
Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s consideration for the bench could pull Supreme Court’s conservatives back from their recent lurch into judicial activism. Nowhere else was this judicial activism by Conservative judges more apparent than in last month’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. This decision exposed countless small businesses to tax collectors from 46 […]
We’ve heard the saber rattling from big tech critics who want to break up Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. They claim they are helping the little guy and that they want more competition. But, new weapons these critics seek would give federal regulators unprecedented power — and undermine our democracy. Read more at the East […]
Don’t Assume the Supreme Court Will Open the Door For New Internet Taxes State tax collectors are counting on a vote from Justice Thomas to put them over the top. Knowing that Justice Thomas isn’t a fan of the dormant commerce clause, one of the many issues at play in Wayfair, these tax-advocates are already counting […]
For those conservatives fully aware of how the First Amendment works and who still call for government action against Facebook, I just say: Cut it out. The solution for conservatives’ concerns about social media platforms is to vote with your feet and use a different platform. Stick to your principles and forget about the temporary insanity of […]
If a business decides to favor your point of view, you would likely see that as a good thing and spend more time on that platform. Conversely, you would be less likely to spend time on the opposing platform. But at the end of the day, businesses must be allowed to do as they see […]
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