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The Program on Platform Regulation

The Program on Platform Regulation focuses on current or emerging law governing Internet platforms, with an emphasis on laws’ consequences for the rights and interests of Internet users and the public.

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Regulating the Online Sphere: Tech Against Terrorism Podcast

A discussion of the ways in which online regulation is being pursued by companies, governments, and multi-lateral organisations, such as with the upcoming EU wide law on the dissemination of terrorist content.
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New Executive Order To Expose Social Media Companies To More Liability For Content

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Daphne Keller of Stanford's Cyber Policy Center about an executive order that will make social media companies more liable for content posted on their sites.
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Blog from Daphne Keller: Broad Consequences of a Systemic Duty of Care for Platforms

By encouraging or requiring platforms to review user content or exercise more control over it, SDOC laws would change courts’ reasoning in cases about YouTube’s liability for a defamatory video, for example.

Annotated: The Executive Order on Platforms

A Quick Take on the Final Executive Order on Platforms and CDA 230 by Daphne Keller is an attempt to be precise about the Order’s direct legal consequences. Find the full annotation below.

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JOURNAL ARTICLE: Facebook Filters, Fundamental Rights, and the CJEU’s Glawischnig-Piesczek Ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) 2019 ruling in Glawischnig-Piesczek v Facebook Ireland** addresses courts’ powers to issue injunctions requiring internet hosting platforms to proactively monitor content posted by their users.
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ESSAY: Who Do You Sue

This essay closely examines the effect on free-expression rights when platforms such as Facebook or YouTube silence their users’ speech. The first part describes the often messy blend of government and private power behind many content removals, and discusses how the combination undermines users’ rights to challenge state action.
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NEW YORK TIMES OP ED: Making Google the Censor

Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fortunes may be waning in Britain, but her push to make internet companies police their users’ speech is alive and well. In the aftermath of the recent London attacks, Ms. May called platforms like Google and Facebook breeding grounds for terrorism.

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Daphne Keller

Director of Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Daphne Keller

Director of Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Joan Barata

Intermediary Liability Fellow, Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Joan Barata

Intermediary Liability Fellow, Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center