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Mercer University School of Law

2022

Mercer Law Review

Communications Law

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Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act: The “Good Samaritan” Law Which Grants Immunity To “Bad Samaritans”, Josh Slovin Mar 2022

Section 230 Of The Communications Decency Act: The “Good Samaritan” Law Which Grants Immunity To “Bad Samaritans”, Josh Slovin

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In 1989, the “world wide web” launched in the public domain, creating what we call today the “internet.” However, the internet was slow to catch on. In 1996, there were only 20 million American users on the internet. As the adoption of the internet by Americans slowly increased so did the development of internet websites and internet services. The United States Congress quickly began to see the pitfalls of the internet unfolding before its own eyes. In effect, the internet created a new venue for the dissemination of defamatory and elicit content.

Beginning in 1991, litigation commenced when individuals sought …


Burning The House To Roast A Pig: Examining Florida’S Controversial Social Media Law, Wes P. Rahn Mar 2022

Burning The House To Roast A Pig: Examining Florida’S Controversial Social Media Law, Wes P. Rahn

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The recent proliferation of social media platforms has revolutionized the way individuals convey ideas and communicate with one another. Social media has quickly become the most dominate form of communication, surpassing more traditional modes of communication such as newspapers and television. It is estimated that over two-thirds of American adults now use social networking sites. Moreover, an astonishing 90% of young adults use social media. Social media has not only become an integral part of American culture in terms of entertainment and communication, but has also become a useful tool for politicians and the electorate who wish to engage in …