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How To Fix The Internet

Address The Business Model, Not The 1st Amendment

By Jon Garon, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law | February 17, 2017, 4:41 PM EST

Recent calls to stop ISIS, internet trolls, and hate speech agree on the common theme that it is time to limit free speech on the internet. During the recent presidential campaign, both parties supported some action. “We’re losing a lot of people because of the internet,” then-candidate Donald Trump explained in reference to ISIS’ ability to disseminate its hatred and ideology so effectively online. Trump was not alone. Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to assist in efforts to block extremist groups. The election was marred,...
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