C-SPAN Recognizes Interlochen Student
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By Jillian Manning | March 26, 2022
Each year, C-SPAN hosts a national “StudentCam” competition, which invites middle school and high school students to create a short documentary film in response to a prompt. The 2022 competition garnered over 1,400 entries from 41 states (plus Washington D.C., Morocco, and South Korea) with the theme “How does the federal government impact your life?” Interlochen student Lily Citron had a prize-winning response in her six-minute documentary “Section 230: Liability on the Internet,” which looks at the ways Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has provided both help and harm to today’s society, with a special attention on the recent proliferation of offensive content and misinformation on websites and social media. As a third-prize winner, Citron will receive $750…and some serious bragging rights. Her film can be viewed at studentcam.org alongside the other 149 winning videos.