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Comment: Web platform legal shield faces crucial test as US Supreme Court prepares for oral argument over content moderation

By Madeline Hughes and Mike Swift
  • 17 Feb 2023 15:00
  • 16 Feb 2023 21:55
In a first-ever review of a foundational law that underpins the modern Internet, the US Supreme Court is poised to hear oral argument about whether social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter should be held responsible for hosting extremist content.
The outcome of the justices’ decision in the twin

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Madeline Hughes


Madeline is a data privacy and security reporter based in Washington, DC. She got her start in journalism in local news, covering anything and everything in Maryland, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts before coming to DC to report on tech.

Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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