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Facebook Whistleblower, Former Facebook Data Scientist Support Section 230 Reform
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Facebook Whistleblower, Former Facebook Data Scientist Support Section 230 Reform

Reacting to yesterday’s congressional hearing and testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, former Facebook data scientist Roddy Lindsay agrees with Haugen’s proposed solution to address the problem of big tech platforms spreading harmful misinformation and fake news – make the platforms liable for content they promote via their algorithms ... Read More
ACCC Publishes Digital Advertising Services Report, Urges More Regulation of the Ad Tech Industry
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ACCC Publishes Digital Advertising Services Report, Urges More Regulation of the Ad Tech Industry

On September 27, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published the long-awaited final report of its Digital Advertising Services Inquiry. The inquiry, focusing on online display advertising, began in February 2020 following a request from the Treasury and comes after the ACCC's Digital Platforms Inquiry that concluded in 2019 ... Read More
Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem
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Media Associations Urge Value for Journalism in Digital Ecosystem

The News Media Alliance is one of 17 international and national news media associations to sign a joint letter published today calling for countries to prioritize the value of journalistic content on digital platforms and ensure fair compensation from the big tech platforms to the news publishers that produce that ... Read More
The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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The Alliance Joins in RCFP Amicus Brief for Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

On September 17, the Alliance signed onto an amicus brief arguing that Google’s amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Texas should be made publicly available. Judge Castel in the Southern District of New York asked the parties to show why the complaint should not be publicly filed without redaction. The ... Read More
Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup
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Intelligence Officials Express Concern Over Big Tech Breakup

On September 15, several former top national security officials sent a letter asking Congress to delay antitrust bills, because it would harm the U.S. in its tech race with China. Axios published the letter, signed by 12 former intelligence officials. In essence, the letter asks that Congress focus on "protecting ... Read More
Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments
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Australian Court Holds News Publishers Liable for Third Party Comments

On September 8, the High Court of Australia denied media companies’ appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales defamation decision last year. On June 1, 2020, the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that several media companies were liable under defamation law for comments by third parties ... Read More
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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize - Read more