Despite new policies, American social media companies are still being exploited by terrorists. The Trump administration needs to do more to change that.
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Video and Testimony: House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigative Task Force Hearing with Social Media Companies
Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter testified before the House intelligence committee.
Video and Testimony: Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing on Social Media Influence in the 2016 Elections
Executives from Google, Facebook and Twitter testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian activity on social media during the 2016 election.
Video and Testimony: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing: 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online'
Expert witnesses including executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on extremist content and Russian disinformation operations on social media during the 2016 election.
Testimony submitted to the Irish High Court in Schrems v. Facebook highlights how the potential landmark case may change the law governing international data transfers in the European Union.
Companies like Facebook and Google might appear to provide something like a public utility, but should the government regulate them as such?
A summary of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York's dismissal of two related complaints against Facebook for allowing "terrorist organizations ... to use its social media platform to further their aims."
Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed two lawsuits seeking to hold Facebook liable for the use of its platform to coordinate and encourage violent attacks by users linked to Hamas in 2015, holding that Facebook was protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The opinion grants Facebook's motion to dismiss in two cases, Cohen v. Facebook and Force v.
Alan Z. Rozenshtein on Digital Communications and Data Storage Companies as "Surveillance Intermediaries"
Alan Z. Rozenshtein, a former contributor to Lawfare who now works at DOJ, has a new article forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, "Surveillance Intermediaries," analyzing the role of corporate actors such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and others, that dominate digital communications and data storage, situated between government and targets of surveillance.