Social Media requires more than Section 230 Reform

Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, are virtual communities. What were once sparsely populated online villages scattered across the Internet have transformed into complex societies serving billions of users. The speed in which these online societies have evolved and grown have…

Revisiting the Year that Changed America, Twenty-Five Years later.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1994, America embarked on a road that would eventually lead to the election of Donald Trump. At the time, it would have been easy to miss the significance of the events that set America in motion. Internationally…



Andrew P. Bolson

Privacy Initiative of New Jersey

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was signed into law

by President Clinton on February 8, 1996.

For some perspective:


20 million Americans had access to the Internet


On February 16, 2018, thirteen Russians and a Russian corporation were indicted by Robert Mueller in his investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential election. The indictment detailed a massive and well-orchestrated Russian scheme to use social media to manipulate American public opinion, to stir existing tensions and to…

Technology has revolutionized nearly all aspects of modern life. Email, smartphones and social media are so ingrained into our society that it has become hard to remember how we existed before them. On a daily basis, we see what was once considered science fiction become reality. However, the breakneck speed…

Andrew Bolson

New Jersey Attorney/Privacy Advocate. Fighting to safeguard privacy rights, to reform Sec. 230 of the CDA and to protect American democracy in the age of Trump.

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