Trump’s Twitter exile places Section 230 at center stage; the challenge of South Korea’s racist chatbot

Introduction

Date: 15 January 2021. Duration: 30:14

It has been a dramatic start to 2021: Insurgents storming the US Capitol and digital giants agreeing to de-platform the leader of the free world. Yet the discussion over the fate of the much-maligned Section 230, which offers platforms legal protection, is being hampered by a lack of clarity over what the rules actually achieve. Meanwhile, South Korea’s proposed revamp of its privacy rules has taken on a sense of urgency, with the fate of a racist and data-disclosing chatbot illustrating the need for tighter regulation..

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