When we last checked in on Big Technology, former President Trump was attempting to establish (via lawsuit) that Facebook was an arm of the US government due to the "coercive" measures taken by Congress...through congressional testimony and "mean tweets".
Since then, the Biden Administration has seemingly done all it can to help solidify Trump's argument. What have they done and why? Let's dive in.
It's hard to imagine a group doing more to help Trump's case...in Virtual Legality.
#Biden #Facebook #Lawsuit
Discussed in this episode:
"Trump's Big Tech Lawsuit: Facebook As Arm of Government? (VL506)"
YouTube Video - July 8, 2021 - Hoeg Law
First Amendment, US Constitution
Trump v Facebook
Filed July 7, 2021 (S.D. FL)
Manhattan Community Access Corporation v. Halleck
US Supreme Court (2019)
Facebook "Terms of Service"
Updated October 22, 2020
Blum v. Yaretsky
457 U.S. 991 (1982)
"Biden Administration's Admission They're Flagging Content to Facebook Sparks Furor"
Newsweek - July 15, 2021
"Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, July 16, 2021"
Emergency Use Authorization for Vaccines Explained
"Overview for Vaccine Recipients"
"FACT SHEET FOR RECIPIENTS AND CAREGIVERS"
"The F.D.A. on the Vaccine Reviews: ‘We Want to Assure the Public’"
New York Times - Opinion Letter - July 9, 2021
"Covid misinformation on Facebook is killing people - Biden"
BBC Website - July 17, 2021
"Moving Past the Finger Pointing"
Facebook Blog Post - July 17, 2021
"COVID-19 and Vaccine Policy Updates & Protections"
Facebook Help Page
"Confronting Health Misinformation"
US Surgeon General Recommendations
"Biden tries to clarify comment that Facebook is 'killing people'"
ABC News - July 19, 2021
"White House says social media networks should be held accountable for spreading misinformation"
CNBC - July 20, 2021
"Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material"
47 USC 230 (CDA 230)
New York Times Interview
"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).
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Table of Contents
|00:01:17||Previously on... Trump v Facebook|
|00:07:50||Press Secretary Psaki's Press Conferences|
|00:14:40||Misinformation: An "approved" Case Study|
|00:19:12||Killing People and Abiding "Recommendations"|
|00:22:55||Accountability in Action: Setting the Record...Straight?|
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