Computer Ethics, Fall 2020, Mondays

November 2
Class 10 Readings
By this point you should have read Baase Chapter 3 on Speech.

Oct 29: Facebook tells Congress it favors changing §230

But that's not quite an indication that, yes, it's time to move forward. Rather, the changes proposed by Zuckerberg would help FB, and harm smaller competitors.

Though maybe not by so much. Supposedly the plan FB favors is similar to the PACT Act proposal: sites would have to post their moderation standards, and create a mechanism for appealing takedowns.

Threat Speech is different (reprise)


So who is entitled to a §230 exception?

Licra v Yahoo (and Yahoo v Licra)
    The "affects" test and jurisdiction

Google and being forgotten

Source code as speech