Archive for Digital Updates – June

Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies
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Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies

In January 2020, Google announced that it would be devaluing third-party cookies within two years “to make the web more private and secure for users, ... Read More
House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills
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House Judiciary Committee Proceeds with Markup of Tech-Focused Antitrust Bills

The House Judiciary Committee held a markup hearing for a slate of antitrust bills aimed at reigning in the power of the nation’s largest tech ... Read More
New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills
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New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills

On June 10, the New York State legislature ended its session, failing to pass controversial bills related to antitrust and consumer privacy. While the legislature ... Read More
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
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