“I’ve been trying to understand what happens when we’re in a situation where there’s a lot of political activity going on,” said Michael L. Taylor, a University of Pennsylvania law professor who is working on a book about social media law and privacy.
“But I think it’s really important to understand how to regulate political activity.
The whole point of the First Amendment is to protect political speech and the First is to allow for freedom of expression, so it’s just not a matter of just deciding that Facebook is the best platform to do that.”
If we can get Facebook to do what it needs to do, that would be a win, said Taylor.
It would require Facebook to change its approach to policing political activity, but the company has so far said it will not change its rules for political news content.
Facebook’s chief privacy officer, Andrew Adler, said in a blog post on Monday that “we’re not changing our approach, we’re changing how we think about the types of content that Facebook has access to.”
Taylor said that he thinks the company is simply doing its job and ensuring that political content is accessible.
“If you don’t have a First Amendment right to access political content, you shouldn’t have one,” Taylor said.
“You shouldn’t be able to put it up on Facebook or any other platform.
You should be able, you know, to post political information on Facebook, but you shouldn�t be able do it to the extent that you’re being targeted for doing that.”
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