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Communication Model 12-31-21

Section 230

Learn what Section 230 is, what should be the role of government in regulating the Internet, and what should be the recommendation to improve it.

Section 230 and the Role of Government in Our Lives

Section 230 and the Role of Government in our lives is intended to help us determine what is the proper role of Government in our lives by using the current Supreme Court cases as a basis for that discussion.

The goal of this class is to produce a “Best Practices” recommendation as to what the Government should do.  There are three choices, 1) Do nothing, 2) eliminate Section 230 completely, or modify it in some way.

Last Updated Feb. 25, 2023.

This interactive class offers you the opportunity to understand an important issue and develop ideas what is the proper role of government.

Section 230 and the Role of Government in Our Lives


  • “Beginners” Learning Objectives
    • Understand the public interest implications of various uses and the role of the government in regulating markets and competition in the area.
    • Understand the public trustee obligations imposed on broadcasters in the form of the fairness doctrine and limitations on indecency, violence, and children’s programming.
    • Understand the economic, political, and technical conditions that gave rise to the Internet.
    • Understand the basic provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and its effect on local competition
    • Understand the nature of the Internet and the policy arguments relating to how it should be regulated and by whom.
    • Understand the policies underlying governmental telecommunications regulation and the methods employed.
  • “Masters” Learning Objectives
    • Understand the History and Future of TeleCommunication Technologies and Architecture.
    • Understand the Natural Laws of TeleCommunication
    • Understand the current Theories of TeleCommunication
    • Be able to describe a possible TeleCommunication Law “Best Practice” 

Question: What is the proper role of Government our lives?

Answer: Government should have very little role, other then to enforce transparency.

Section 230 and Justice

@lantis Collaborative Learning Participation Guidelines.

The goal of this class, and all other @lantis Classes, is to answer specific questions.

In this class, “Section 230 and the Role of Government in Our Lives,” the question we are trying to answer is: What is the Optimal Role of Government in Regulating the Internet?

This class works best if everyone takes what they know and what they learn in the class and share their ideas, thoughts, and creative suggestions with each other. This means practicing active listening and participating skills.

All Members of the Class are encouraged to add value to the class by providing new perspectives, insights, and guidance. The goal is to help the class focus on the “best practices” as we learn more.

As we learn new stuff, best practices should change. @lantis classes are designed to be continually updated with the latest knowledge so the Class can determine all the current best practices.


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