Friday Tech Policy Round-up (1/15/2021)

A round-up of tech policy reads/podcasts I’ve been following throughout the week

Section 230

Section 230 Year-in-Review for 2020:
https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2021/01/section-230-year-in-review-for-2020.htm

We need Section 230 now more than ever:
https://www.protocol.com/we-need-section-230-now

The future of Section 230 and internet speech after Trump: https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-01-13/the-future-of-section-230-and-internet-speech-after-trump?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true

Dear President Biden: You Should Save, Not Revoke Section 230:
https://privpapers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3765247

People Who Understand Section 230 Actually Love It:
https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2021/01/new-op-ed-people-who-understand-section-230-actually-love-it.htm

Section 230 Reform and Back to The Dystopian Future:
https://feipodcast.fireside.fm/39?fbclid=IwAR2CZGmBLKI-j5A9bI3O1OWaMoCzmSukuWqEE2j-xnB88k6pObg8iRp8RhU

YouTube Isn’t a State Actor — Divino v. Google:
https://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2021/01/more-plaintiffs-and-lawyers-need-to-be-reminded-that-youtube-isnt-a-state-actor-divino-v-google.htm

Content Moderation

Jack Dorsey Explains the Difficult Decision to Ban Donald Trump:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210113/17365346049/jack-dorsey-explains-difficult-decision-to-ban-donald-trump-reiterates-support-turning-twitter-into-decentralized-protocol.shtml
Bonus read: Mike Masnick’s Protocols not Platforms paper:
https://knightcolumbia.org/content/protocols-not-platforms-a-technological-approach-to-free-speech

What the EU DSA/DMA proposals mean for online platforms [note: I disagree w/most of the article but it’s still a good summary of the two proposals]
https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/what-the-european-dsa-and-dma-proposals-mean-for-online-platforms/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=brookingsrss/topics/technology

CoMo Case Study: Yelp attempts to tackle racism on its platform (2020):
https://www.tsf.foundation/blog/yelp-attempts-to-tackle-racism-on-its-platform-2020

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