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My Journey to CEO and the Future of Public Knowledge

July 15, 2019

…of producing results in organizing work. In Virginia as a youth civic engagement organizer, I created dialogues between immigrant young adults and the locals who actively protested day-labor sites frequented…

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Viewpoint Diversity Requires Media Policy, Not Editorial Regulation

June 19, 2019 , , ,

…First Amendment rights because, when it comes to carrying others’ speech, their rights are limited. Infrastructure companies are conduits. Utilities, even. However, online platforms—search engines, social media networks, and user-generated…

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How to Go Beyond Section 230 Without Crashing the Internet

May 21, 2019 , , , ,

…in new policies to give rise to unintended consequences. Two examples are app stores, and links from search engines and social media. Apple’s app store might host a newspaper app,…

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What Section 230 Is and Does — Yet Another Explanation of One of the Internet’s Most Important Laws

May 14, 2019 , , ,

…specific legislation, rather than assuming that the legal baseline absent 230 would lead to better results. *** A followup to this post will discuss just what such proposals could look…

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UK Digital Competition Report Builds the Case for Platform Regulation

March 13, 2019 , , , , ,
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…explain the benefits of the regulatory program they propose. I point interested readers to the scenario discussed on pages 63-64. According to the scenario, a search engine with “strategic market…

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Ideas for Further Analysis Based on Senator Warren’s Platform Regulation Proposal

March 11, 2019 , , , , ,
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…platform. For example, Google has a strong argument that a calculator is part of the search engine. But is flight search part of the search engine? Maps? Since this is…

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Eliminating Paywalls from Public Court Records Access

February 14, 2019

…all fees. Furthermore, the bill would also mandate updates to the PACER system, including a search function for court documents. The following can be attributed to Meredith Rose, Policy Counsel…

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Advocates Showed Friday Why Court Must Restore Net Neutrality

February 4, 2019 , , ,

…hours, in the ceremonial courtroom of the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse, in front of D.C. Circuit Judges Millett, Williams, and Wilkins, attorneys for Petitioners, for the FCC, and…

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#TechPolicySoWhite

February 1, 2019 , ,

search engine. I found it necessary to merge a little Black pop culture in this conversation since it is Black History Month — rest in power, Biggie. While we are…

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Application of the “Diversity Principle” in Content Moderation

January 15, 2019 , , , ,

…Pariser back in this TED Talk, filter bubbles form because the algorithms that govern search and social media news feeds are designed to learn what sort of content makes us…

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