Thomas Ryan, ‘Is Truth Hanging on by a Thread?’

“… The goal of this Comment is to encourage lawmakers to pressure social media companies to fight disinformation by applying 47 USC § 230 of the United States Communication Decency Act (‘Section 230’ or ‘CDA’). This Comment will look at the emergence of deepfakes, how they are made, and the potential benefits and harms of them. This Comment will also look at the history of Section 230 and its application. Additionally, this Comment analyzes the legal effects of Section 230 and the FOSTA-SESTA exception. Lastly, this Comment proposes three potential solutions to prevent deepfakes and a test that the courts could apply to social media companies …”

Thomas Ryan, Is Truth Hanging on by a Thread?, 54 UIC John Marshall Law Review 315 (2021).

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