Deep Dive Episode 256 – Section 230 Goes to Court: Gonzalez v. Google and the Future of the Electronic Town Square

Social media platforms have emerged as the new “town square” and a key forum for public debate, but some have questioned whether that debate is as open and robust as it should be. On the other hand, some worry that efforts to regulate social media platforms may themselves crimp debate. At the heart of the discussion is Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Tune in as a panel of experts discusses what Section 230 permits and doesn’t permit—a question now before a number of courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in Gonzalez v. Google.

Ashkhen Kazaryan

Senior Fellow, Free Speech & Peace

Stand Together

Randolph May


The Free State Foundation

Joel Thayer


Digital Progress Institute

Boyd Garriott


Wiley Rein LLP

Emerging Technology

Federalist Society’s Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group

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