Remedies suggested for fighting lies on social media and TV

Harvard law professor Martha Minow, Harvard Gazette, August 11, 2021, says that to fight the flood of lies on the social media it may be necessary to alter Section 230 the provides immunity to platforms for user content. Companies should be held to develop standards, report on them and be responsible if they violate them. She also advocates a greater role for the FCC in fighting the lies on broadcast and cable television, stepping up to withhold licenses for misleading people and labeling content news that is actually entirely opinion.

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