Greim quoted in Kansas City Business Journal on Trump’s executive order on social mediaRoss Martin
The Kansas City Business Journal recently interviewed Graves Garrett partner Eddie Greim on the recent executive order from President Trump on social media. He provided insight into what could be at stake for businesses if the Federal Communications Commission eventually accepts a petition for rulemaking regarding some parts of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Broadly speaking, Section 230 grants immunity from liability to internet platforms that police content on their sites in “good faith.” President Trump had asked the White House to turn over thousands of consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission for review. “I think what might come out of this is a bit more clarity,” Greim said. “We might learn more about Twitter, Google and how they’re policing content. We might learn more about the complaints, and we might get a request for rulemaking.”
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Greim’s practice at Graves Garrett focuses on free speech and election law, complex commercial litigation, internal investigations and whistleblower claims. His free speech and election law experience has included numerous constitutional challenges to election and campaign finance laws; representation of clients in state and federal ethics and campaign finance enforcement actions and investigations; initiative petition drafting and litigation; litigation and advice regarding First Amendment protections for petition circulation; representation of not-for-profit clients before state regulators; and advice on campaign and election law compliance.