Trump's Big Tech Lockout Adds Fuel to Oversight DebateJanuary 7, 2021 – Media Mention
Greenberg Glusker litigation partner Doug Mirell provided commentary to Law360 surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act after the incitement that led to the invasion and desecration of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021. The manifest risks of allowing harmful content to spread on social media platforms could finally mobilize the consensus that Congress needs to enact meaningful, effective, and constitutional legislative reforms.
"The last thing anyone wants to see is a repetition of the horrific events that were instigated on social media by President Trump, and if the platforms themselves aren't prepared to really seriously alter the ways in which they operate, then I think a legislative solution is inevitable."
"In general, these policies and guidelines that social media platforms have adopted should really apply more aggressively in the case of people like the president ... since people like the president have the ultimate bully pulpit and don't need to have their voices amplified by social media platforms," Mirell said.