Items tagged "civil rights"
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Section 230 and Civil RightsAugust 12, 2020 civil rights , digital platforms , online advertising , Platform Competition , Section 230 , Section 230 Series
Over the past couple of months, millions of people across the U.S. have protested the inequitable treatment that Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), particularly Black people, have faced throughout our nation’s history. Now, unlike previous racial justice movements, so much of how we connect, work, live, or engage is online. Digital platforms and technology […]Read More
Public Knowledge Stands with Civil Rights Groups by Refusing Facebook FundingJune 9, 2020 civil rights , Content Moderation , Facebook , Public Knowledge , Section 230
Today, Public Knowledge announces that it will not accept funding from Facebook for any of the organization’s programs or initiatives. The decision follows a June 1 meeting between Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and civil rights leaders to discuss the company’s choice to leave up without moderation comments made by President Trump, including one in which he posted, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” in reference to protests over George Floyd’s death. Twitter, meanwhile, labeled the content with a disclaimer that it “glorified violence.”Read More
Civil Rights Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Marginalized Communities in Privacy DebateFebruary 13, 2019 civil rights , Congress , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy
Today, Public Knowledge joined 43 other public interest, civil rights, racial justice, and consumer groups in a letter urging Congress to prioritize civil rights concerns when developing consumer privacy legislation. In the letter, Public Knowledge and other organizations argue that anti-discrimination principles need to be extended to the online economy in order to protect marginalized communities, especially communities of color.Read More