January 16, 2021

Calo co-written Op-Ed on Social Media, Misinformation, Elections, and Bans

Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed looks at distinguishing the difference between attributing user speech to a platform, which is forbidden, and failure to have reasonable community safety. Also discusses regulating possibly harmful algorithms and how design choices that can amplify negative rhetoric and possible future harm.

Los Angeles Times

For further reading on Social Media, Misinformation, Elections, and Bans, please see:

Social Media Platforms and Misinformation
January 8, 2021, npr, Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump, Citing ‘Risk Of Further Incitement Of Violence

Social Media Platform Liability and Section 230
January 17th, 2021, npr, Social Media Site Gab Is Surging, Even As Critics Blame It For Capitol Violence

Facebook’s Internal Regulation Structure
March 16, 2021, New York Times, Facebook Is Better Without Trump

COVID, Election 2020, Misinformation
July 5, 2020, Seattle Times, COVID-19 meets Election 2020: the perfect storm for misinformation

Social Media Platform Security, Potential Misinformation, and the Election
July 16, 2020, Washington Post, The Technology 202: Twitter just proved it can’t keep the accounts of global leaders safe

Whatsapp, Facebook, Data Privacy
February 9, 2021, yahoo!, WhatsApp flap shows importance of message platform to Facebook