Category: Corporate Abuse of Power

FSFP Renews Call For Big Tech Accountability Act In Response To President Biden’s New Oped In The Wall Street Journal.

The Wall Street Journal recently published a new op-ed by President Joe Biden on the need for Congress to pass strong legislation to hold Big Tech accountable. In response, Free Speech For People renewed its call for Congress to pass the Big Tech Accountability Act – the organization’s model federal legislation crafted to protect the
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Google Does Not Have Blanket Immunity Under Section 230, Legal Advocates Argue in Friend of the Court Brief before the Supreme Court

Free Speech For People today filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the petitioners in the case of Gonzalez v. Google. Our brief shows the ways in which Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act has been wrongly interpreted by the courts to provide blanket immunity to online
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FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements argues for the Big Tech Accountability Act in the Western New England Law Review

Free Speech For People Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements has authored an article for the Western New England Law Review, outlining our proposed Big Tech Accountability Act. The newly-published piece, entitled “The Big Tech Accountability Act: Reforming How the Biggest Corporations Control and Exploit Online Communications,” addresses many of the unfounded claims used
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Georgia Voters Appeal the Secretary of State’s Decision That Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene May Remain on the Ballot as a Candidate for the US House of Representatives

Appeal argues that the administrative law judge made four critical errors in procedure and application of the law that warrant review  ATLANTA, GA (MAY 16, 2022) – A group of Georgia voters filed today a petition for judicial review before the Fulton County Superior Court of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s decision that Representative Marjorie
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FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements Authors New Oped on Why The DOJ Must Reject Calls For Recently-Confirmed Antitrust Official to Recuse Himself from The Department’s Case Against Google.

Jurist recently published a new oped by FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Adviser Ben Clements on why the Department Of Justice must reject calls for the recently-confirmed Associate Attorney General for Antitrust, Jonathan Kanter, to recuse himself from the Department’s case against Google. The following is an excerpt from the new piece: By arguing that
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Citizens United Anniversary.

Twelve years ago today, the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission swept away a century of precedent that barred corporate money in our elections and opened the floodgates to corporations spending limitless sums of money to take over our elections. And lower federal courts have gone even further, prohibiting Congress from
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Full Transcript and Excerpted Video: FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on The Digital Accountability Act.

FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements recently appeared at the Western New England Law Review Symposium and gave a presentation on the Digital Accountability Act and the urgent need to hold social media companies accountable when they amplify disinformation and threats of violence on their platforms. The following is the full transcript from
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FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements Authors New Oped on Why The DOJ Must Reject Calls For President Biden’s Antitrust Nominee to Recuse Himself from The Department’s Case Against Tech Titans.

CommonDreams recently published a new oped by FSFP Chairman and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on why the Department Of Justice must reject calls for President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General for Antitrust, Jonathan Kanter, to recuse himself from the Department’s case against Google and other tech titans. In the new piece, Clements notes
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Free Speech For People Proposes Comprehensive Model Legislation to Hold Social Media Giants Accountable and Protect Personal Privacy 

A uniquely bold and comprehensive proposal, The Big Tech Accountability Act seeks to hold social media companies accountable for amplifying dangerous disinformation and threats of violence. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2021) – The public interest organization Free Speech For People announced today the introduction of the Big Tech Accountability Act, a uniquely bold and comprehensive
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FSFP Legal Director Submits Written Testimony To Support AB 20, The Corporate-Free Elections Act in California

Ron Fein, the Legal Director of Free Speech For People, submitted testimony in support of AB 20, the Corporate-Free Elections Act in California.  “I am the Legal Director of Free Speech For People, a national non-partisan nonprofit organization, that works to renew our democracy and to limit the influence of money in our elections. I
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