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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during an October 2020 Senate hearing on changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

What is Section 230?

Stemler is an associate professor of business law and ethics at Indiana University and a faculty associate at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

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Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he was suing Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for First Amendment violations.

Does Trump have a legitimate First Amendment case?

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday filed class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube arguing his suspension from those platforms violates the First Amendment.

However, legal experts say that argument has little chance of succeeding in court since the First Amendment constrains only the government, and not private entities.

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A group of protestors gathers in New York City for a demonstration on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death.

One year after George Floyd's murder, right to protest is under fire

After the police killing of George Floyd last year, the nation erupted in protest with renewed demands for justice and reform. But now that right to assembly is under attack.

In the year since Floyd's death, GOP lawmakers have been pushing measures to deter protesting and toughen penalties for offenders. Nearly 100 such anti-protesting bills have been proposed across 35 states — four times the numbers introduced in the year prior.

This wave of bills parallels another effort by Republicans to roll back voting rights and access following the 2020 election. Opponents claim both legislative trends disproportionately impact communities of color who have been actively involved in protests over the last year and are more likely to face barriers to the ballot box.

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