Section 230’s Application to States’ Regulation of Social Media

7 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2021

See all articles by Eric Goldman

Eric Goldman

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Date Written: November 9, 2021

Abstract

This is my written testimony from the California Senate Judiciary Committee Informational Hearing entitled “State of Social Media Regulation: Misinformation, Exploitation, Harassment, and Radicalization.” I discuss how 47 USC 230 limits state regulation of liability for third-party content online, what regulatory areas Section 230 leaves open, and some possible regulatory alternatives.

Keywords: Section 230, 47 USC 230, CDA, free speech, censorship, regulation, federalism, social media, facebook, liability

JEL Classification: h7, k2, k4, m38, o33

Suggested Citation

Goldman, Eric, Section 230’s Application to States’ Regulation of Social Media (November 9, 2021). Santa Clara Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3961703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3961703

Eric Goldman (Contact Author)

Santa Clara University - School of Law ( email )

500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
United States
408-554-4369 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ericgoldman.org

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
208
Abstract Views
1,121
rank
212,762
PlumX Metrics