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What Makes a Common Carrier, and What Doesn’t

January 14, 2021 ,
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…and over-inclusive. Thus the fundamental question to ask is simply whether some form of must carry or common carriage rule would lead to good results for social networks, or app…

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A Superfund for the Internet Could Clean Up Our Polluted Information Ecosystem

December 23, 2020 , , , , , , , , ,

…a means of serving the public interest. An Evidence-Based Approach to Content Moderation Our proposal is based on research into what actually works, in practice, to counter misinformation. One concept…

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While You’re Waiting, Can I Offer You Some European Regulation?

December 23, 2020
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…a coalition of U.S. state attorneys general filed suit over Google’s market power in online advertising technology. Thursday saw another complaint, this one about Google in the search market, from…

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Public Knowledge Applauds State Attorneys General Bipartisan Suit Against Google

December 17, 2020

…dominance in the search market. Public Knowledge has advocated for scrutiny of Google’s anticompetitive conduct in both search and advertising technology. The suit follows three years of Public Knowledge advocacy…

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AMP It Up: As Its Antitrust Critics Grow Louder, Google Dials Back One of Its Most Controversial Policies

November 24, 2020 , , , ,
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…its AMP program. Next spring, “non-AMP content [will] become eligible to appear in the mobile Top Stories feature in Search.” And the page ranking algorithm for search results will prioritize…

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The Election Misinformation War Has Only Just Begun

November 12, 2020 , ,
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…standards and solutions to problems they previously claimed were impossible to solve. Several platforms used proactive posts and custom content to warn that election results would be delayed due to…

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Understanding Election Disinformation in 2016, 2020, and Beyond

November 2, 2020 , , , , ,

…The difference between a Russian-backed call to disavow election results with a genuine call to action from an American citizen is narrower than ever and the stakes couldn’t be higher….

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The Senate Commerce Section 230 Hearing that Could Have Been

October 29, 2020 , , ,

…obvious lack of authority to do so . With voting disinformation rampant and election results expected to be delayed, Senator Schatz’s urging to these social media CEOs is crucial: “Do…

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Public Knowledge Applauds Antitrust Suit Against Google

October 20, 2020

…general search advertising. The suit comes after our recent letters urging the Justice Department to review Google’s conduct for anticompetitive behavior in the search and advertising technology markets. The following…

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Job Opening: Government Affairs Policy Counsel/Advocate

October 5, 2020

…the White House, Congress and elsewhere to build support for Public Knowledge’s priorities Convene and work in coalitions with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies Research and draft…

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