Biden Has to Play Hardball with Internet Platforms

The federal government’s campaign to reform internet platforms dramatically escalated this week. The Surgeon General cited disinformation as a public health menace. The White House press secretary called on Facebook to remove 12 accounts that may be responsible for as...

A Better Path to Tech Reform? Felony Charges

On March 25, the CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter will once again testify before a committee of the House of Representatives, this time about the spread of disinformation on their platforms. Disinformation about Covid-19 has undermined the country’s response to...

Platforms Must Pay for their Role in the Insurrection

President Trump and his enablers in government and right wing media will shoulder the blame for Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol, but internet platforms–Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter, in particular–have played a fomenting and facilitating role...

Dear Joe Biden: Don’t Listen to Silicon Valley

Dear Vice President Biden, In this moment when a pandemic, an economic contraction, and protests against racism have combined to trigger national self-reflection, you have an opportunity to lead us forward to a better America, one that comes closer to the nation’s...