Regulation: Realities and Possibilities

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Sophia Reiss


Modern communication technologies increasingly raise concern. This growing awareness prompts examination of the effectiveness of current regulation and consideration of possible changes. This article explores the possibility of using both previous American regulation and European regulation efforts as examples to frame improvements in communications governance. First, it evaluates the Fairness Doctrine and its role in regulation as part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the current Section 230 regulation. Next, the article reviews proposed amendments and alternative pathways for regulation before providing a recommendation based on these regulatory schemes.

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