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Virtual Legality Episode 209

5G, Coronavirus, and the Expanded Role of Big Tech “Judgment”

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has seemingly made the Internet a more dangerous place then ever, with social media giants Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook quick to use the pandemic to defend ever more ambiguous uses of their moderation authority.

But what does all of this have to do with 5G, cell towers, and arson?

Quite a lot, it turns out.

We like to think we're "authoritative" on at least some things...in Virtual Legality.

#5G #COVID19 #SocialMedia


Discussed in this episode:

"Twitter will remove dubious 5G tweets 'that could potentially cause harm'"
TechCrunch - April 22, 2020 - Brian Heater
https://techcrunch.com/2020/04/22/twitter-will-remove-dubious-5g-tweets-that-could-potentially-cause-harm/

"Conspiracy theorists burn 5G towers claiming link to virus"
AP - April 21, 2020
https://apnews.com/4ac3679b6f39e8bd2561c1c8eeafd855

"We have broadened our guidance..."
Tweet - April 22, 2020 - Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety)
https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1253044659175034880

"Coronavirus: Staying safe and informed on Twitter"
Twitter Blog - Updated April 22, 2020
https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/covid-19.html#unverifiedclaims

"How Facebook's COVID Protest Bans May Violate the Constitution (VL208)"
YouTube Video - April 21, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/DTHQWJ-dYME

"YouTube bans content that contradicts WHO’s Covid-19 advice"
Engineering and Technology - April 23, 2020
https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2020/04/youtube-bans-covid-19-content-contradicting-who-advice/

"Who Fact Checks the Fact Checkers? (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) (VL207)"
YouTube Video - April 20, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/8ZvMXhLGjf8

"YouTube says 'authoritative' news viewership has jumped amid COVID-19 pandemic"
CNET - April 22, 2020 - Richard Nieva
https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-says-authoritative-news-viewership-has-jumped-amid-covid-19-pandemic/


"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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DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


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