🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Twitter user sentenced to 150 hours of community service in UK for posting ‘offensive’ tweet - The Verge'



Very uncomfortable with this. Tweet wasn’t great, but not sure if it’s criminal. I’m sympathetic to the idea that we underpolice social media, but this is a fantastic example of why so many (including me) are worried about attempts to police it more. link to ‘Twitter user sentenced to 150 hours of community service in UK for posting ‘offensive’ tweet - The Verge’

🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Russia Can Now Jail People for 15 Years for Tweeting About the War on Ukraine'



On one hand, this is actual social media censorship, not what bad actors in the U.S. complain about. On the other, it is a reminder that even the best intentioned laws against misinformation, etc. could have unintended effects. We need to tread carefully when figuring out legal responses to social media problems. link to ‘Russia Can Now Jail People for 15 Years for Tweeting About the War on Ukraine’

🔗 linkblog: just finished 'Want the ‘TLDR’ on a site’s terms of service? There’s a bill for that - The Verge'



Great example of a forced acronym here. link to ‘Want the ‘TLDR’ on a site’s terms of service? There’s a bill for that - The Verge’

🔗 linkblog: just finished 'For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law - The New York Times'



Glad to see Lessig expressing caution here. link to ‘For Rules in Technology, the Challenge is to Balance Code and Law - The New York Times’