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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

…of 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…

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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

…paying close attention. The 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…

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Why We Can’t Be Friends: We Need Interoperability in Digital Markets

February 23, 2021 , ,
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…goes up the more people use it. Google Search is able to further refine its search engine with each additional search, and the utility of Facebook to a user goes…

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How an Internet Superfund Could Clean Up Vaccine Disinformation That Threatens Our COVID-19 Recovery

February 12, 2021 , , , , , , , , ,
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…posts with erroneous claims about all vaccines from across its platform, change its search tools to promote authoritative results on vaccine-related information, and make it harder to locate accounts that…

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America Needs a Public Interest Approach To Solving Big Tech Harms To News

February 9, 2021 , , , , , , , , ,
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…significant disadvantage in search results, since people gauge whether a search result is responsive to their request by reading the extract or thumbnail that appears with the link. Bare links…

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Superfund for the Internet Proposal FAQs

February 1, 2021

…content moderation policies. Does fact-checking work? Research has consistently shown that flagging of false news helps efforts to combat sharing of deceiving information on social media. A recent study described…

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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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