Antitrust In the Digital Age
jeu. 20 décembre à 00:00
It has become fashionable across the political spectrum to call for government regulation of social media companies. Some on the political left claim that online platforms need to be regulated to remove "hate speech" that is offensive, while conservatives complain that Twitter and Facebook need to be held responsible for censoring right-wing views. Let's discuss the role (if any) that the government should play in regulating social media companies, and how that relates to the wider issue of general antitrust legislation. Questions to consider include: -Should social media companies be made to police hate speech on their platforms?
-Should they be allowed to censor those viewpoints that they disagree with?
-Can free speech on the internet survive without government interference?
-How is government regulation of social media similar to other antitrust legislation? How is it different?