Anonymous Reporting of Threats/Hate on Social Media

A lot of the commonly used social media apps and sites have ways to report abuse, threats, and hate speech, etc. although they each have their own way of doing it. Some generic advice involves reporting it even if you think it won’t amount to much because that report will still be linked to theirContinue reading “Anonymous Reporting of Threats/Hate on Social Media”

S.4066 The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act)

The bill would update Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, by making platforms more accountable for their content moderation policies and providing more tools to protect consumers. It focuses on increasing transparency, accountability and consumer protection by requiring online platforms to explain content moderation practices in an acceptable use policy easilyContinue reading “S.4066 The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act)”

H.R.6586 Social Media Accountability and Account Verification Act

“This bill requires a social media company to remove a deceptive or fraudulent account or profile from its platform and to verify the creator of an account that is alleged to be deceptive or fraudulent. Specifically, a social media company must establish a means whereby a user may request the investigation and removal of aContinue reading “H.R.6586 Social Media Accountability and Account Verification Act”

S.299 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)

The SAFE TECH Act is a proposed bill that would limit Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, that would make social media companies more accountable for enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms. Some key points from it are making it clear that Section 230 does NOT apply toContinue reading “S.299 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)”

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

This act requires insurance providers offering coverage for mental health or substance use to be comparable to general medical coverage. Co-pays, deductibles, etc. for mental health or substance abuse disorders must not be more restrictive than requirements or benefits of other medical care.  Read a summary of the legislation here. Read the final rule documentContinue reading “Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008”