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Videos Gene Kimmelman on Combatting Misinformation

Gene Kimmelman on Combatting Misinformation

May 14, 2020

At the Senate Commerce hearing on broadband, Gene discusses Public Knowledge's Superfund for the Internet proposal for combatting misinformation on digital platforms.

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After a very long build-up, Facebook has finally announced the make-up of its Oversight Board.  This board is an important step by Facebook towards recognizing that the decisions it makes, as a dominant platform, have more public significance than editorial and curation decisions made by others. But what many people have called a “Supreme Court” […]

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This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. “When the next pandemic strikes, we’ll be fighting it on two fronts. The first is the one you immediately think about: understanding the disease, researching […]

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Videos Video: Algorithmic Amplification, Misinformation, & Hate Speech in the Pandemic

Video: Algorithmic Amplification, Misinformation, & Hate Speech in the Pandemic

May 8, 2020 Webinar Series

Platforms in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis are playing an even bigger role in our lives than ever before.

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Public Knowledge’s IP3 Awards is a special occasion to honor those who have made significant contributions in the three areas of “IP”—intellectual property, information policy, and internet protocol. This year will be the seventeenth year Public Knowledge has held the awards, and now it’s time for you to submit nominations. They can be for a […]

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Videos Video: Will Local Journalism Survive the Pandemic?

Video: Will Local Journalism Survive the Pandemic?

April 23, 2020 Webinar Series

Local journalism has long faced challenges to its survival, and the COVID-19 pandemic presents a new threat of extinction. But, it’s one of our most essential resources, especially in the fight to counter misinformation online. Even as people turn to local journalism outlets more for information on the pandemic in their communities, local media operations […]

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This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. Many observers in the era of coronavirus are advocating that in order for life to “go back to normal,” contact tracing applications will have to […]

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I have horrible taste in music. Or at least, that’s what friends and roommates have long told me. No matter what they say, I maintain my unabashed love of pop-country. Whether it be Thomas Rhett or Florida Georgia Line, I’m always happy to sing along to a catchy tune. But my favorite—and my first celebrity […]

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I’m very concerned about yesterday’s decision in U.S. v. Sabre, the antitrust case examining the merger of Sabre and Farelogix, two airline ticket software companies. Aside from the consolidation of the airline ticket software industry, the decision includes a really troubling interpretation of the already problematic American Express decision from 2018, potentially making it more […]

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Videos Video: How Congress Can Protect Privacy During a Pandemic

Video: How Congress Can Protect Privacy During a Pandemic

April 9, 2020 Webinar Series

This is the second webinar of our latest series, where we cover protecting privacy during the pandemic. In the scramble to combat COVID-19, a number of worrying initiatives have been proposed, both here and abroad, to fight this virus. This has included geotracking individuals to see if they are complying with social distancing, directing individuals […]

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