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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. The right to repair consumer goods such as gaming systems, appliances, and even medical equipment is more important than ever now that we are living […]

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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. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken so much from so many, so we’ve got to find bits of joy where we can. For me, quarantined with […]

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We sent a joint letter to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on this topic today, which you can read here. Perhaps the most impressive thing about 5G – the next generation of wireless technology — is that it manages to bridge the hyper-partisan divide in Washington, D.C. Democrats and Republicans — including President […]

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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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