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Frances Haugen Wants A Digital Regulator — And So Does Facebook

October 6, 2021
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…a common carrier by the ICC. In 1913, AT&T settled its first antitrust suit by agreeing to the Kingsbury Commitments (which imposed limited interoperability obligations). This bought AT&T another 20…

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Digital Platforms: Log Off Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave

September 27, 2021

…a platform can change its interoperability interface. Under the bill, covered platforms are required to develop transparent and third-party accessible interfaces to effectuate both interoperability and portability. This interface is…

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Big Tech, Big Problems, & Big Solutions: The Legislative Package to Reinvigorate Platform Competition

September 15, 2021 , , ,
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…FTC to make agile privacy rules for the incumbent platforms and the competitors availing themselves of the new interoperability tools. The FTC can terminate interoperability rights for competitors that violate…

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FCC Appoints Public Knowledge SVP Harold Feld to Network Security Council

September 14, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel appointed Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld to the agency’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. The recently reestablished Council…

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How the House Antitrust Bills Preserve Platforms’ Editorial Discretion and Spur Consumer Choice

August 11, 2021 , , , , ,
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…the most direct potential impact on the platforms’ policies and practices related to content moderation: those focused on nondiscrimination and interoperability. Overall, we believe these bills allow the designated platforms…

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D.C. District Court Dismisses FTC’s First Facebook Antitrust Complaint

June 28, 2021

…stifle competition, as well as how Facebook has limited interoperability by withholding network access to rivals. Judge James Boasberg found fault with the FTC’s arguments about Facebook’s market power and…

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House Antitrust Subcommittee Proposes Strong Bipartisan Legislation to Rein In Big Tech

June 11, 2021

…misinformation, privacy violations, or worker abuse. These potent bills are a turning point in the ongoing fight to rein in Big Tech. “For years, Public Knowledge has called for interoperability

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The Free Press Is A Pillar of Our Democratic Infrastructure — and It’s Crumbling. Policymakers Should Support Local News in the Infrastructure Bill.

May 26, 2021 , , , , ,
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…is so important to address the power of those platforms directly, with new pro-competition rules like non-discrimination and interoperability. Large media outlets that are most invested in legacy business models,…

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Section 230 FAQs

May 4, 2021

…thinking, then that’s the platform you go to. Other people go to a different platform, and so forth. Public Knowledge generally supports proposals around interoperability whereby you can have different…

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Supreme Court Gives Competition a Booster Shot in Landmark Fair Use Decision

April 6, 2021 , , , , , , , , ,
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…reimplementation, which the court correctly found is essential to competition, new market entry, and interoperability. It is also true that even with strong precedent on your side, you might still…

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