Clarence Thomas and Section 230: Why the justice's musings matter – CNET

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made waves last week when he suggested giant social media companies should be regulated like utilities.  Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas fired a warning shot Monday at social media giants Facebook and Twitter that could signal the possibility of stricter regulation and a potential radical shift in thinking around the First Amendment […]

YouTube’s policies block ad targeting on Black Lives Matter videos

YouTube is blocking advertisers from using social and racial justice terms like “Black Lives Matter” to target videos. At the same time, the site is allowing targeting for terms including “white lives matter” and “all lives matter,” according to an investigation by The Markup. Google’s ad policies officially deter advertisers from targeting users based on “identities and belief,” instead encouraging […]