Section 230 and the First Amendment

May 12, 2021  • Aspen Digital

Disinfo Discussions: Mary Anne Franks & Jeff Kosseff

Aspen Digital’s Executive Director, Vivian Schiller, speaks with two experts on Section 230 and the First Amendment. Mary Anne Franks, Professor of Law at the University of Miami, is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the intersection of civil rights and technology. Jeff Kosseff, an assistant professor of cybersecurity law in the United States Naval Academy’s Cyber Science Department, wrote The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet, a history of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

This session is part of a series of expert briefings hosted in tandem with our Commission on Information Disorder to help make sense of the various facets of the information crisis. “Disinfo Discussions” is designed as a resource for the commissioners as well as the broader public. To learn more about the Commission, visit, and follow us on Twitter at @AspenDigital.