What’s next for content moderation?

What’s next for content moderation?

The Transatlantic Working Group considers transparency, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and limitations on algorithms as ways forward.

Social media companies shouldn’t censor campaign ads from legitimate political candidates

Social media companies shouldn’t censor campaign ads from legitimate political candidates

Congress needs to extend the old broadcasting rules against media control of candidate messages to cover cable and social media.

Digital platforms are under attack

Digital platforms are under attack

The state AGs’ new antitrust investigation and California’s new independent contractor law both target digital platforms. Ironically, that could be their defense too.

Should social media delete “provably false” stories?

Should social media delete “provably false” stories?

It’s a dangerous standard that misses the real challenges facing digital platforms.

Transparency is the way forward to assess political bias on social media

Transparency is the way forward to assess political bias on social media

It’s the best response to charges of bias from China and across the political spectrum.

Policy challenges will inhibit 5G growth If they are not properly addressed

Policy challenges will inhibit 5G growth If they are not properly addressed

Policymakers need to look beyond spectrum and international competition with China to threats to safety, security, privacy and competition.

Antitrust enforcers can think of privacy as a parameter of competition

Antitrust enforcers can think of privacy as a parameter of competition

But it is not likely to improve privacy protection very much.

The challenge of balanced content moderation

The challenge of balanced content moderation

Digital platforms have to ban the bad stuff and promote diverse political perspectives.

Facebook embraces content moderation regulation…or does it?

Facebook embraces content moderation regulation…or does it?

The company’s stance suggests a sensible alternative to government censorship.

The drum beat continues for regulating the content moderation practices of digital platforms

The drum beat continues for regulating the content moderation practices of digital platforms

New transatlantic initiatives focus on an increased government role.

It’s time to think seriously about regulating platform content moderation practices

It’s time to think seriously about regulating platform content moderation practices

A sensible regulatory regime can discourage harmful content and still protect free speech.

We can’t hide from digital sleuths anymore

We can’t hide from digital sleuths anymore

But privacy law can protect us from harm.

Competition in digital advertising is on the rise

Competition in digital advertising is on the rise

Amazon’s growing share of the online ad market has important implications for understanding tech competition.

The patent troll problem cannot be dismissed as a myth

The patent troll problem cannot be dismissed as a myth

PTO Director Iancu’s startling comparison to little red riding hood ignores the evidence.

AI-driven content moderation can never be perfect

AI-driven content moderation can never be perfect

Regulatory pressure to rely more on automated takedowns threatens to undermine the legitimacy of online spaces.

GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

The plan to create a government-run identifier raises intellectual property concerns and duplicates private sector efforts.

What exactly is a privacy risk?

What exactly is a privacy risk?

Without knowing what privacy risks are, businesses and consumers would be left in the dark under new privacy law proposals.

New privacy laws must permit valuable uses of public records

New privacy laws must permit valuable uses of public records

Let’s be careful not to shortchange the free flow of public data in the rush to pass new privacy.

Data sharing: a problematic idea in search of a problem to solve

Data sharing: a problematic idea in search of a problem to solve

Proposals to require companies to share their data are riddled with flaws and solve no pressing marketplace defects.

It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

It’s time for a uniform national privacy law

In light of new laws from Europe and California privacy needs to be on the Congressional agenda.

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