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When politi-fact veers into politi-fiction, broadcast and internet advertising rules diverge sharply

Mark Sableman November 26, 2019
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The legal duties of publishers, broadcasters and social media companies to vet political advertisements duties vary according to the medium involved. In particular, broadcasting and the internet—the two most popular media for political ads—are subject to quite different legal standards. READ MORE

Concerns about misinformation could lead to limits on key media freedoms

Mark Sableman June 26, 2019
Illustration of large hand reaching out from phone to halt a user

The ability to publish almost anything on the internet without censorship is increasingly facing scrutiny from important voices, with some suggesting it may be time to change the law. Internet intermediaries must now strike a balance between censorship and publishing rights to avoid tipping two far in either direction. READ MORE

Can social media posts be tortious or criminal?

Mark Sableman August 27, 2018
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Drawing the line between protected speech and unprotected action is one of the oldest issues under the First Amendment. Recent cases involving social media postings are bringing the issue into the 21st century. READ MORE