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Frances Haugen Wants A Digital Regulator — And So Does Facebook

October 6, 2021
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…potential consumer harms of a search engine. Or an app store. Or a marketplace. Or a smart home platform. Each uses the data, network, and tools of their product different…

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

September 15, 2021 , , ,
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…most-used search engine, would no longer be able to preference its own products in search results above Yelp and other competitors. Under this law, Google would be prohibited from putting…

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

August 11, 2021 , , , , ,
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search, e-commerce, app store, and other platform markets, consumers could vote with their feet (or more accurately, their fingers) for the platforms whose content moderation policies they value. That inherently…

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We Told You So: Small Publishers Struggle for a Seat at the Table in Negotiations With Platforms in Australia and France

July 21, 2021 , , , , , , ,
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…links without any preview of the actual article), placing French news publications at a significant disadvantage in search results. The French competition authority intervened and ultimately ordered Google to engage…

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State AG Antitrust Suit Against Google Marks Next Step Towards Competition

July 8, 2021

…including two on Google’s search dominance — one led by the Department of Justice and another by a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general — and a third on Google’s…

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld to Testify Before Senate Commerce on Building Resilient Networks

June 22, 2021

Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband this Tuesday, June 22 at…

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Can the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act Really Preserve Local Journalism? Public Knowledge Says “Probably Not.”

June 17, 2021 , , , , ,
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…News or the news results tab on Google Search. They said the indirect economic value Google gets from news in search is “also very small,” with news-related queries accounting for…

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Action To Save Lives by Enhancing 911 Service Outage Notifications

April 22, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Third Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve the framework for reporting network disruptions that affect 911 service. This action should ensure…

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Supreme Court Affirms FCC Authority to Revise Rules on Media Ownership Limits While Upholding Misguided Trump-Era Rules

April 1, 2021

…social media and search giants. Thanks to deregulatory decisions by the Trump Administration, local newspapers and local broadcast stations can now be jointly owned in every market in the United…

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Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman to Testify Before House Judiciary on How Interoperability Can Rein In Big Tech

February 25, 2021

…world we live in today, where a single company can dominate search, shopping, or social networking, is not inevitable. It is, instead, the result of our policy choices. We chose…

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