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Content Moderation Is Not Synonymous With Censorship

November 16, 2020 , , , , , , , ,
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…that can empower user choices between these dominant platforms and smaller options. This includes bipartisan, pro-competition ideas like promoting interoperability between platforms and market incentives like a “superfund fund for…

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The Senate Commerce Section 230 Hearing that Could Have Been

October 29, 2020 , , ,

…are bipartisan, pro-competition ideas like promoting interoperability between platforms. Competition between platforms with different policies would allow users to choose the environment they want online. If users are dissatisfied with…

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House Judiciary Antitrust Report Marks Vital Next Step Toward Reforming Digital Platform Market

October 6, 2020

…proof to lessen the load on overworked and underfunded agencies. Importantly, the report couples these legal recommendations with regulatory ideas Public Knowledge has long championed, from interoperability to a self-preferencing…

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U.K. Competition Authority Shows the Need for a Digital Regulator in the U.S.

July 1, 2020

…with tools like interoperability requirements and limits on self-preferencing to address the power of dominant incumbents. They recognize that these concerns are not limited to the U.K. The CMA has…

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Due Process for Content Moderation Doesn’t Mean “Only Do Things I Agree With”

June 29, 2020 , , , ,
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…over time while still providing the flexibility to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. People who disagree with the editorial and content choices of dominant platforms should support competition and interoperability rules…

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Justice Department, Sen. Hawley Proposals Could Limit Efforts to Fight Online Harms

June 17, 2020

…empower users, such as interoperability and competition rules that allow users, not the government, to decide what kind of platform they want to use.” View our blog post series on…

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Tech Policy in the Pandemic

April 22, 2020

…in the new environment. We’ve increased our advocacy for nondiscrimination, interoperability, merger review, and business data privacy protection to promote competition on and against the most powerful digital platforms. Read…

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Privacy-Protective Contact Tracing Depends on More Than an API

April 17, 2020 , , , , , ,

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…

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Key Elements and Functions of a New Digital Regulatory Agency

February 13, 2020 , , , , , ,

…Congress must equip the regulator to work towards this goal: interoperability, non-discrimination, and merger review. Interoperability First, the agency should be authorized to require dominant platforms (defined below) to be…

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Shot Across the Pond: UK Competition Authority Makes the Case for How to Regulate Google and Facebook

February 6, 2020 , , , ,
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…more in the fairness category. And interoperability remedies are more in the competition category. However, both dark patterns prohibitions and interoperability requirements also may benefit competition and fairness respectively. The…

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