Long Time No See #11 – EARN IT Act

The future of the internet is being decided upon in the Senate right now. In a time of growing use of end-to-end encryption and a heated debate over content moderation on websites like Facebook and Twitter, it is crucial to understand the laws that allow the internet to be an open and free platform. In this episode of Long Time, No See, Michael Kohler sits down with Adi Robertson, a senior reporter at The Verge, and India McKinney, director of federal affairs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to dive deep into the EARN IT Act, a bipartisan bill that proposes regulating Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects Internet platforms from liability over content posted by users, in order to fight the spread of child sexual abuse material online. Robertson and McKinney provide background on the consequences of previous regulations on Section 230 and how these new attempts may affect users’ Internet experience.

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Music: “Side Hustle” by Otis Galloway
License: CC BY 4.0

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