Corporate Speech Police Are Not the Answer to Online Hate
A coalition of civil rights and public interest groups recently issued policies they believe Internet intermediaries should adopt to try to address hate online. There’s a lot to like about these proposals; indeed, they reflect some of the principles EFF and others have supported for years—notably the opportunity for users to appeal content moderation decisions, and expanded transparency from corporate platforms, and we look forward to working together to push them forward. But there’s much to worry about too.
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Corporations are creations of the Gooferment. Hence, shouldn’t they be held to account.
ALSO, if they are exercising “editorial control”, don’t they lose the “safe harbor” given to “network operators”?
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