By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-18-22

Invoking YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Reddit, Twitch, and others, as well as fringe site 4chan, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James are calling for a government crackdown on online platforms, saying they contributed to the Buffalo mass shooting that left 10 dead and three injured.

Among the things they want to see are getting internet-service providers more involved in controlling edge provider content that leads to radicalization and violence, creating a version of “tape delay” for live streaming, and the taking of “reasonable steps to prevent unlawful violent criminal content” – the quid pro quo for Section 230 immunity from liability for third-party content.

New York Attorney General Letitia James studied social media platforms’ role in a mass shooting in Buffalo.

The pair released a report on the role of online platforms in the shooting.  » Read More