Lawyering: Online Defamation and the Future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Social Media has exploded. All sides complain that the commentary on Facebook, Twitter, and other media sites is biased, unfair, or outright untrue. This course will explore why social media companies are protected by the law, and examine the advantages and disadvantages of keeping this protection. Students in this course will gain an understanding of online defamation claims, defenses, and policies behind the creation of an industry that has existed for less than thirty years.