Section 230: A Story From the Kink Community

artist credit: Victor Crispim Jess’s Note: Earlier this month, Senator Blackburn analogized the Internet to a pervert’s van filled with candy used to lure and kidnap children. Which left me wondering, how did we go from the “Internet is a unique and wholly new medium” to the Internet is a pedo-van? As a zealous and […]

Senator Hawley’s Proposal to End Support for Internet Speech

Republican Senator Josh Hawley, an ironically self-described proponent of free speech, proposed the “Ending Support For Internet Censorship” Act this week, ultimately geared towards destroying the Internet and perpetuating censorship. As Prof. Mark Lemley put it, the bill should really be called the Promote Our Republican Nazis (PORN) act “since its goal is to promote […]

Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk

More pics of the event here In February, I gave a TEDx talk at Santa Clara University about the importance of Section 230, online speech, and the complexities of content moderation. I owe a huge thank you to my advisor, Professor Eric Goldman, who not only helped me draft the talk but also took me […]

Internet Emotionalism

The Declaration on the Principles of the Law Governing the Internet is yet another bleak reminder of how far we’ve strayed from Internet Exceptionalism and John Perry Barlow’s 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Compare: “You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse […]