FCC's Carr Wary Of Calls For Online Speech Oversight

By Kelcee Griffis (April 10, 2019, 6:51 PM EDT) -- For FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, calls to regulate online platforms like Facebook run afoul of one of the government's main mandates: to protect citizens' right to express themselves.

Carr, a Republican, has become an outspoken critic of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pleas for government guidance as the embattled social media site performs triage on a number of privacy and content-related controversies.

Law360 caught up with Carr this week at the National Association of Broadcasters' annual trade show in Las Vegas, where he discussed the Federal Communications Commission's obligations in protecting First Amendment rights and teased a new plan to inspire more...

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