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. A panel of experts discussed 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.
Senior Fellow, Free Speech & Peace
The Free State Foundation
Digital Progress Institute
Wiley Rein LLP
Federalist Society’s Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group