Items tagged "Platform Competition"

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Public Knowledge and Roosevelt Institute Launch Guidebook to Regulating Digital Platforms

May 8, 2019 consumer choice , Content Moderation , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge and the Roosevelt Institute launched “The Case for the Digital Platform Act,” a new e-book by Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld with a foreword by former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The e-book operates as a guide for addressing the challenges posed by the power of digital platforms.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Sen. Warren’s Pro-Competition Proposal for Regulating Digital Platforms

March 8, 2019 Competition Policy , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced a proposal to promote competition by making “big, structural changes to the tech sector —  including breaking up Amazon, Facebook, and Google.” Public Knowledge commends Sen. Warren for showing a serious commitment to addressing the competition concerns we see in digital platforms, and her recognition that structural regulation is crucial to promoting competition, innovation, and economic freedom on the internet.

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Observe and Report: Facebook Versus NYU Ad Observatory Proves the Need for Policy Interventions

August 11, 2021 Big Tech , Facebook , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Last week, Facebook disabled the accounts, apps, Facebook pages, and platform access associated with several researchers at the NYU Ad Observatory. The Ad Observatory is a voluntary data donation program that invites Facebook users to install a browser plugin — the Ad Observer — that collects information about the ads a user sees. Its most […]

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Can the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act Really Preserve Local Journalism? Public Knowledge Says “Probably Not.”

June 17, 2021 Future of News , JCPA , Legislation , Local Journalism , Open Internet , Platform Competition

Public Knowledge believes it’s vitally important to protect Americans’ access to trustworthy sources of news. Some of our team can quote from memory the numbers related to news deserts and laid-off reporters in this country. And we are advocating on multiple fronts for policies to sustainably fund newsgathering, mitigate the impact of disinformation on digital […]

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Readers Would Be Harmed by Further Book Mergers

May 24, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , CDL , Copyright , DRM , Platform Competition

The publishing industry is growing increasingly concentrated as publishing house giants continue to merge. This hurts both authors and readers, in more ways than one. In a concentrated industry, prices are higher for readers, and payments are lower for authors as the publishing middleman takes a heftier cut. The book industry has been moving to […]

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

February 23, 2021 interoperability , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Pop quiz! What wireless phone network are most of your friends and family on? I don’t have a clue and it’s likely you don’t either. While today’s three major wireless carriers are far from paragons of competition, there’s one thing they do well: interoperability. We can seamlessly message or call anyone on another network, a […]

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The 117th Congress has convened at an inflection point in our nation’s history, unprecedented in more than a century. These are serious times, with the country going into its eleventh month of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment running high, and families facing so many challenges in their work and personal lives. Such times demand […]

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What Makes a Common Carrier, and What Doesn’t

January 14, 2021 Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

The effects that digital platforms like Facebook and Twitter play in our society, and our democracy, have been under increasingly heavy scrutiny. Now, people are rightly looking at the platforms’ role in last week’s violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: both at how the attack was organized and instigated and at the platforms’ reactions to […]

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Facebook and Twitter Made the Right Decision. Big Tech Is Still Too Powerful.

January 12, 2021 Big Tech , Competition Policy , Content Moderation , interoperability , Nondiscrimination , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Section 230

What a week. On Tuesday, if you stayed up late enough (or woke at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning to a screaming baby, as I did) we saw Democrats win control of the Senate via a special election in Georgia. On Wednesday, we witnessed an armed insurrection on the Capitol Building, directed by President Trump in […]

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

December 23, 2020 Content Moderation , Disinformation , First Amendment , Free Expression , misinformation , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Section 230 , Superfund , Superfund for the Internet

In a recent interview, former President Obama called the lack of a “common baseline of fact” the “single greatest threat to our democracy.” Our increasingly polluted information environment — including the proliferation of “crazy lies and conspiracy theories” on social media — divides society while undermining public faith in facts, impeding our ability to face […]

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