Social media is one of many factors that played a role in the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol. The riot was openly planned online for weeks, but big tech has allowed conspiracy theories and calls for political violence to run rampant online for years. Olivier Sylvain is a professor of law at Fordham University, researching communication law and policy. Soledad O’Brien talks with him about social media’s responsibility for what we see on their platforms as well as growing questions about First Amendment rights online.



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