Six Things to Know About Devin Nunes’ Bizarre Lawsuit Against Twitter and a Tweeting Cow

1. Who is Devin Nunes? Devin Nunes (R) has represented the Fresno area in Congress since 2003.  Nunes was Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and gained notoriety for his highly partisan handling of the Committee’s investigation to allegations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.  Nunes narrowly escaped defeat in 2018 in a Republican…

CLBR #321: A Look Inside Social Media Content Moderation with Tarleton Gillespie

A Look Inside Social Media Content Moderation with Tarleton Gillespie Author of Custodians of the Internet: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions that Shape Social Media LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     WMR iTunes Podbay Spreaker Stitcher Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and other social media platforms making news recently for users or activities they have…

Senator Warner Outlines Options for Regulating Big Tech

The Russian’s use of social media platforms to influence the 2016 election and the fallout from Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal has triggered calls for regulation of the tech sector, but with no proposals emerging. Earlier this month, former acting-Commerce Secretary Cameron Kerry called for reviving the Obama-era Privacy Bill of Rights. Enter Senate Intelligence Committee…

Maine Supreme Court – Facebook Posts May Constitute a Communication in Violation of Restraining Order

Richard Heffron III was subject to a protection from abuse order that prohibited him “from having any contact, direct or indirect,” with the protected person whom he once had a relationship with.  He was convicted of violating that order by making posts that began some of the posts with the phrase, “Hey, [protected person’s name],” and…