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Broadband Breakfast Live Online Launches Series on ‘Section 230: Separating Fact from Fiction,’ in Partnership with CCIA

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2020 - Broadband Breakfast announced that its Broadband Breakfast Live Online webcast series will focus, for the first three weeks of July 2020, on "Section 230: Separating Fact from Fiction," a series produced in partnership with the Computer & Communications Industry Association.

"With Section 230 under fire from both the right and the left, there's no more important time or more important issue with which to gauge Silicon Valley's standing in Washington," said Drew Clark, Editor and Publisher of Broadband Breakfast. "Broadband Breakfast brings its timely, topical and smart approach to online events through the lens of Section 230."

As with all Broadband Breakfast Live Online events, the FREE webcasts will take place at 12 Noon ET on Wednesday, on July 1, July 8 and July 15.

"Building upon the success of our 'Broadband and the Coronavirus' series and our series on Digital Infrastructure Investment, Broadband Breakfast continues to hold weekly sessions bringing the broadband community together around the key questions and topics advancing or addressing 'Better Broadband, Better Lives," Clark said. "We appreciate the sponsorship of the Computer & Communications Industry Association to enable us to produce this new discussion series."


The three events in the series include:

  • Event 1: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Content Moderation: How it Works, Why it Works, and Best Practices
    • This panel will consider how different platforms approach content moderation, comparing reasons for a more active or more laissez-faire approach. It will consider what “best practices” have emerged for ensuring online diversity without permitting online harassment. It will also feature a discussion of how platforms moderate content in the U.S. versus internationally.
  • Event 2: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Section 230 in an Election Year: How Republicans and Democrats are Approaching Proposed Changes
    • Is Section 230 the new bugaboo of election years? Will life return to normal in 2021? This panel will explore the combination of forces that have made Section 230 susceptible to political pressure from both sides of the aisle.
  • Event 3: Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 12 Noon ET — “Public Input on Platform Algorithms: The Role of Transparency and Feedback in Information Technology
    • This panel will consider what role governments have, or should have, in reacting to the power of tech platforms vis-à-vis their role in public discourse. It truly aims to consider the pros and cons of government and public involvement and engagement in pushing platforms to adopt greater transparency about the use of their algorithms.

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Past episodes of Broadband Breakfast Live Online

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 – "Coronavirus and Education" – Getting ready for a tsunami of online education
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – "Coronavirus and Keep America Connected" – How are internet service providers rising to the challenge?
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – "Emergency Policy Levers and the Coronavirus" – What is the FCC doing to meet the demands of the crises?
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020 – "Tools for Telework and the Coronavirus" – How are American workplaces holding up to truly going virtual?
  • Friday, March 20, 2020 – "Measuring and Understanding Bandwidth Usage During the Coronavirus" – How is the internet holding up to different traffic patterns in the daytime?
  • Monday, March 23, 2020 – "Free and Low Cost Internet Plans During the Coronavirus Crisis" – What should ISPs do to ensure connectivity for all?
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 – "Covering the Coronavirus: How are Broadband Journalists Covering the Pandemic?"
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 – "Ensuring Connectivity During the Coronavirus" – What are communications companies doing?
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 – "Broadband, the Coronavirus, and K-12 Education"
  • Monday, March 30, 2020 – "A Coronavirus Conversation With Millennials from Around the World"
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – "The Importance of Universal Broadband in the Age of the Coronavirus"
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 –  "Will the Coronavirus and COVID-19 Finally Bring Us Telehealth?"
  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 –  "Infrastructure Investment in a Time of COVID-19: Turning to Governments, Angels or Capital Markets"
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – "Will the Techlash Be Livestreamed: How Are Big Tech Companies Navigating the Obstacles of the Coronavirus?"
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 – "Will the Coronavirus Lead to a Loss of Privacy?" - Weighing Contract Tracing and Broadband Surveillance
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 – "Measuring and Monitoring the Health of Broadband Networks During the Coronavirus"
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – "How Broadband Maps Are Being Used to Help Identify Unserved and Underserved Communities"
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2020 – "Robocalls: Have They Accelerated Under the Coronavirus, and What is the FCC Doing About It?"
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020 – "Last-Mile Digital Infrastructure (Topic 1 at Digital Infrastructure Investment on August 10)"
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 – "Infrastructure Investment Funds (Topic 2 at Digital Infrastructure Investment on August 10)"
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 – "Federal Funds and Opportunity Zones (Topic 3 at Digital Infrastructure Investment on August 10)"
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020  –  "Shared Infrastructure and Small Cell Deployments" (Topic 4 at Digital Infrastructure Investment on August 10)"

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