Daliah appeared on Fox 32’s Good Day Chicago on Tuesday to discuss Facebook’s liability when users broadcast crimes on its platform.
She explained that while Facebook may have a moral responsibility to remove inappropriate content, the company is protected from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (though they do employ thousands of content moderators to respond to user flags).
She also explained that unless a viewer shares or otherwise encourages a Facebook Live crime, he or she is not breaking the law by not reporting the broadcast to the authorities.
Daliah has lectured to various organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, about web companies’ protections and liabilities under the Communications Decency Act and Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You can learn more about the CDA and DMCA by downloading Saper Law’s powerpoint on the topic here.