Archive for Digital Updates – June

Google Announces Plan to Start Paying Some News Publishers
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Google Announces Plan to Start Paying Some News Publishers

On June 25, Google published a blog with its plan to start a “licensing program to support the news industry.” The program is supposed to ... Read More
Republican Senators Introduce New Bill to Limit Section 230
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Republican Senators Introduce New Bill to Limit Section 230

On June 17, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) proposed the “Limiting Section 230 Immunity to Good Samaritans Act,” requiring digital platforms to fulfill their duty of good ... Read More
DOJ Proposes Section 230 Immunity Limitations
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DOJ Proposes Section 230 Immunity Limitations

On June 17, the Department of Justice (DOJ) proposed changes to the Section 230 immunity that big tech currently enjoys. It includes requiring the platforms to ... Read More
Most Americans Don’t Trust Big Tech, Recent Study Says
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Most Americans Don’t Trust Big Tech, Recent Study Says

On June 16, Gallup and the Knight Foundation released a poll showing that eight out of every 10 Americans don’t trust big tech to moderate ... Read More
Ad Companies Keyword Block Terms Related to the Black Lives Matter Movement
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Ad Companies Keyword Block Terms Related to the Black Lives Matter Movement

AdAge reports that certain marketers are blocking keywords that would put advertising content next to Black Lives Matter coverage. These keywords include “BLM,” “George Floyd” ... Read More
Four GOP Leaders Ask FCC to Clarify Section 230
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Four GOP Leaders Ask FCC to Clarify Section 230

On June 9, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Josh Hawley (R-MO) requested that the FCC “clearly define the framework under which ... Read More
Senate Committee Holds Hearing About Section 512’s Modern-Day Impact
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Senate Committee Holds Hearing About Section 512’s Modern-Day Impact

On June 2, Public Knowledge’s Policy Counsel Meredith Rose testified that Section 512 has allowed online censorship to thrive. The Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s ... Read More
Twitter’s Objectivity Questioned Over Net Neutrality
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Twitter’s Objectivity Questioned Over Net Neutrality

Twitter recently rejected an ad campaign by the Free State Foundation opposing net neutrality and calling for the internet not to be regulated as a ... Read More
Facebook Won’t Pay Australian News Publishers
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Facebook Won’t Pay Australian News Publishers

On June 5, Facebook responded to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Mandatory News Media Bargaining Code proposal, saying the “competitive rivalry in the relationship between digital platforms ... Read More
Tech Group Challenges Section 230 Executive Order
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Tech Group Challenges Section 230 Executive Order

On June 2, the Center for Democracy and Technology filed a complaint in the District Court for the District of Columbia claiming that President Trump’s ... Read More
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