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Muting Misinformation: What’s the role of social media companies?

Mark Sableman August 17, 2020
Illustration of a figure with a TV head speaking through a megaphone, and someone changing the channel

In Part 2 of our series on political misinformation, we explore if social media companies can be relied upon to vet and clean up their content during the 2020 political campaign. READ MORE

Do you have privacy rights on social media?

Mark Sableman July 12, 2016

Your activities in an isolated, fenced, and tree-shielded home create a stronger expectation of privacy than your activities in a high-rise apartment with the curtains open. Social media privacy cases simply apply that long-standing “reasonable expectation of privacy” principle to Internet situations. READ MORE

Busting the top privacy myths

Mark Sableman February 26, 2015

Those who think that privacy is dead these days might want to drop by the Walter Washington Convention Center in early March, for the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

Privacy in social media – is it really an oxymoron?

Mark Sableman November 25, 2013

At least in U.S. privacy law, the key issue for determining whether one has a privacy right is whether there was a “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the circumstances. READ MORE

Free speech on Facebook: You can ‘like’ but you can't threaten

Mark Sableman September 26, 2013

Facebook communications have become the newest testing ground for free speech. And the results, at least from two recent and notable cases, affirm the unusual and perhaps counterintuitive way that U.S law looks at a key threshold question: What is speech? READ MORE