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Harold Feld to Testify Before Small Business Committee On Big Tech’s Impact on Small Business

November 13, 2019

…have also created exciting new opportunities for entirely new small businesses. “At the same time, the dominance of a handful of massive companies in online retail, online search, online video,…

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Comcast, the 1992 Cable Act, and You

November 8, 2019 , , , , , ,

…what search engines are for. But it might make sense to prevent a search engine from systematically favoring its own content over third-party content. The same reasoning could apply to…

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Can Antitrust Enforcement Protect Digital Consumers?

October 23, 2019

…Scott Morton said in announcing the creation of TAP@Yale. Two new papers co-authored by Scott Morton further this agenda by synthesizing findings from academic research in antitrust to explain how…

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Unpacking the Political Ad Battle Between Elizabeth Warren and Mark Zuckerberg

October 16, 2019 , , , ,
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…on an important principle of letting candidates speak directly to the voting public. Whether or not you like the results, it’s not a crazy decision. It’s one possible choice out…

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DoH: Neither the Cause Of, Nor Solution To, All the Internet’s Problems 

October 9, 2019
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…bearing on whether DoH itself results in users being tracked more or less, or is or is not a competition problem. Privacy The fundamental privacy gain from DoH is pretty…

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Dylan Gilbert to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

October 1, 2019

…Law School and a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary. Prior to joining Public Knowledge as a Policy Fellow in 2017, Mr. Gilbert clerked at the…

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The Right Way to Regulate Digital Platforms

September 19, 2019 , , , ,

…access to transaction data, its prioritization of search results, its allocation of space on the page, etc. In the most extreme versions of this behavior, antitrust can prevent abuse, but…

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Public Knowledge Applauds Rep. Takano for Bill Protecting Criminal Defendants

September 18, 2019

…discuss whether or how these algorithms should be used in the criminal justice system. Currently, defendants are being convicted based on the results of forensic algorithms — without the ability…

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Keeping Thumbs Off the Scale: Nondiscrimination on Digital Platforms

August 28, 2019 , ,

…two of Google’s search results!” The witticism rings all too true to internet users. We know that our likelihood of selecting a digital pathway is based on where it appears…

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Public Knowledge Responds to White House Proposal to Require FTC, FCC to Monitor Speech on Social Media

August 9, 2019

…protections that keep government out of this direct regulation of speech.  “Political bias by digital platforms remains unproven. In fact, an independent study by The Economist points towards search platforms…

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