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Content Moderation

Mon, April 11, 2022 9:30 am ET

The Future of Online Speech Regulation: Section 230 and Beyond

Members of Congress and state legislatures are taking aim at online platforms’ ability to set and enforce content-moderation guidelines as private entities. Several proposals in Congress would scrap or amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which shields online platforms from liability for user-generated content. At the state level, “anti-censorship” laws seek to prevent online platforms from taking down certain content — potentially violating the First Amendment.

Online platforms are also struggling to produce content-moderation strategies that satisfy increasingly polarized users. How can Congress, state officials, and social media firms address users’ content-moderation concerns while preserving the free and open internet?

Join AEI’s Shane Tews for a fireside chat with former Rep. Chris Cox (R-CA), who coauthored Section 230. An expert panel discussion will follow.