McGlinchey in the News
President Trump files lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, othersRead Time: 1 min
Member and Co-Chair of the Government and Internal Investigations team Bob Driscoll (Washington) appeared on FoxBusiness Tonight on July 7 to discuss the forecast for the former President’s lawsuits against media companies who banned or blocked him. Driscoll is a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
The case is not long for this world and will get thrown out, I’d imagine, fairly early in the process. It’s got a lot of the law just flat-out backwards. But I think the purpose of the case is to flag the issue, get people riled up about the issue, and maybe change the law. But I think the case itself is going nowhere.
Maybe we should have a neutrality requirement. Maybe we should bring back the Fairness Doctrine. These are all things that people should consider…. All Section 230 [of the Communications Decency Act] does is protect internet companies, internet providers from being sued for comments they didn’t write. … But there is no requirement of neutrality in Section 230.
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