Tag: social media

Florida’s Social Media Content Moderation Law Hits Federal Appeals Court

The tech industry continues to fight against Florida’s “social media censorship” law, which a panel of federal appeals court judges heard oral arguments on recently. A federal judge in Florida ruled the law unconstitutional last...

Rick Scott, Gus Bilirakis Want Social Media Platforms to Do More to Tackle Opioid...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., sent a letter to the executives of Meta Platforms, Inc., WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Snap Inc. and TikTok requesting information about...

New Survey Finds More Democrats Support Censorship On Social Media So People Aren’t Offended

A new survey by Rasmussen Reports shows most Americans believe social media sites like Facebook and Twitter should support free speech. A slim majority of those surveyed--51 percent-- "believe it’s better for the owners of...

Gus Bilirakis Wants Big Tech, Social Media Companies to Do More to Protect Children’s...

In a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Mark-Up hearing this week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., offered a measure “to better protect the mental health of children and hold Big Tech companies who...

Gus Bilirakis Tells Social Media Companies to Do More to Stop Children from Signing...

“The Communications Decency Act was meant to protect our society, specifically our kids. However, Big Tech has been picking and choosing which parts of the law to follow, which is dangerous and inappropriate."

OFR Issues Advisory on Social Media’s Impact on Investing

OFR Commissioner Russell Weigel offered some guidance for investors.  

Rick Scott: CDC Needs to Focus on How Social Media Is Impacting Young Americans

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky requesting information on CDC studies and actions to address the extended use of social media by American children and young adults, and its potential impact on their health and well-being.

Aron Solomon: the Supreme Court and the Trump Twitter Blocks

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that it may be time to treat social media platforms as common carriers.
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Florida Congressional Reps Call for International Cooperation to Fight Online Antisemitism

Back in September, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., helped launch the task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.

Marco Rubio Calls on FCC to Clarify Section 230 Protections for Social Media Companies

This request was made in light of recent troubling activities by social media companies, including partisan attempts to silence political speech and efforts to silence critics of the Chinese Communist Party.

Marco Rubio: Don’t Get Deepfaked

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is worried about deepfakes, a troubling internet trend in which false content videos are made by superimposing video or audio on top of or in place of the original video, changing what actually occurred to make viewers believe something else took place.