Supreme Court Is Poised to Look At the Power and Responsibilities of Social Media Platforms

From a New York Times story by David McCabe headlined “Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech”:

For years, giant social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have operated under two crucial tenets.

The first is that the platforms have the power to decide what content to keep online and what to take down, free from government oversight. The second is that the websites cannot be held legally responsible for most of what their users post online, shielding the companies from lawsuits over libelous speech, extremist content and real-world harm linked to their platforms.