Techdirt Podcast Episode 287: Regulating Amplification Is A Lot Harder Than You Think
from the signal boost dept
Even among people who recognize the problems with holding platforms liable for user speech, there’s an understandable temptation to treat the act of content amplification and recommendation differently, since that’s something the platforms do themselves. While you can see the logic to this idea, the fact is it’s just as difficult and fraught with problems as other intermediary liability proposals. This week, we’re joined by frequent guest Daphne Keller, Director of the Program on Platform Regulation at Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center, to discuss her recent paper on the subject and why regulating amplification isn’t the simple solution it might sound like.
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