October 11, 2016—Professor Eugene Volokh co-wrote an article for The Washington Post discussing fraudulent court cases that have been arising throughout the country with fake defendants and addresses. These cases have been the cause behind several Internet platforms receiving court orders to take down defamatory material, regardless of whether the material is truly harmful or not.
“The issue there is whether takedown injunctions can actually be made legally binding on Internet platforms, rather than just being something that platforms choose whether to follow. The questionable nature of many such injunctions is reason to further insist that platforms not be legally bound by them,” wrote Professor Volokh.
Professor Volokh’s article was also cited in the ABA Journal.
Foreign citations for Professor Volokh’s Washington Post article include: