Panelist, "Current Law on Content Moderation," Online Platform Regulation Series–Session 3: Social Media Content Moderation, FCBA
In June and July of 2021, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) presented a series of three events to contribute to the ever-widening policy debate on regulating online platforms. As part of the third session in the series, DWT partner Ambika Kumar joined a panel of industry experts to discuss the legal intricacies surrounding the current landscape of content moderation its impact on government policy, business markets, and consumer behavior.
Session Topics included:
- What are the current content moderation practices in social media?
- How does the Section 230 case law affect these practices?
Can misinformation/disinformation on social media be prevented?
- Can/should algorithms be regulated or at least better understood, and how could this be done?
- Are private sector solutions (e.g., oversight boards, greater competition) helping to ameliorate problems of misinformation/disinformation on social media?
- Do Fairness Doctrine-like principles have a role in social media?
- Platforms v. Publishers: What are the implications of the Australian experience with Facebook?
- What should be the public interest policymaking priorities for content moderation?