Goldman on The United States’ Approach to ‘Platform’ Regulation

Eric Goldman (Santa Clara University – School of Law) has posted “The United States’ Approach to ‘Platform’ Regulation” on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This paper summarizes the United States’ legal framework governing Internet “platforms” that publish third-party content. It highlights three key features of U.S. law: the constitutional protections for free speech and press, the statutory immunity provided by 47 U.S.C. § 230 (“Section 230”), and the limits on state regulation of the Internet. It also discusses U.S. efforts to impose mandatory transparency obligations on Internet “platforms.”