This week's @techpolicypress podcast takes on two issues: first, censorship on social media with @Thusi_Kumar and @AmarAmarasingam; second, kids on social media with @joejerome and @SNolanCollins. Listen via your favorite podcast player here:
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Thusiyan and Amarnath tell us about how Tamil people, Kurds, Palestinians, and many more are being censored in particular on Facebook and Instagram:…
@Thusi_Kumar says the @TamilGuardian has sought redress from @Facebook and @OversightBoard but has not yet had any response.…
Sara and Joe take comment on a hearing in the Senate titled “Protecting Kids Online: Internet Privacy and Manipulative Marketing”:…

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24 May
This WSJ profile of Lina Khan contains a number of corporate anxieties but my favorite is the quivering tech lobbyist who says her ideas “could throw into question American innovation, economic exceptionalism, and consumer happiness for decades to come.”…
The writers also have a bit too much fun with her efforts to contain Big Chocolate... but they seem to be going for caricature.
Still thinking about this quote and laughing.
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14 May
1/ Congress releases new draft legislation to form January 6 Commission. I'm reading through for what's new/significant since Pelosi's last draft.
2/ First big change is it removes the language on Congress's findings so far, Section 4 in Pelosi's draft, that referred to prior testimony from folks like FBI Director Wray that acknowledged threat of extremism. New draft moves straight into functions of the Commission.
3/ Second (and most substantial) change is that it reduces the number of Commissioners to 10 from 11. The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader choose the Chairman, rather than the President.
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10 May
Most Americans won't pay attention to this. But it feels very significant... momentous. Even after January 6th, there is no turning back for the GOP. It is an anti-democratic party far more committed to white grievances than the constitution.…
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9 May
Part I of this week's @techpolicypress podcast features a @StanfordCyber discussion on the Facebook Oversight Board decision with @alexstamos, @noUpside, @daphnehk, @MarietjeSchaake & board members @JulieOwono & Michael McConnell, moderated by @persily:…
Part II of this week's @techpolicypress features commentary on the Facebook Oversight Board Trump decision from @mediajustice's Erin Shields and @knightcolumbia's @KGlennBass:…
You can listen to the @techpolicypress Sunday Show podcast in your browser here:…
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7 May
US joins Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online…
Despite mass shootings in the United States motivated by the New Zealand mosque massacres, the Trump administration declined dozens of other nations and American tech companies to join the Call to Action in 2019, citing concerns over free speech.…
When the US did not join under Trump, "it came as a surprise to many of us who study this stuff, because it was kind of a no-brainer to sign, and was only really encouraging an industry-wide set of good practices,” said @AmarAmarasingam:…
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6 May
'The OAG found that millions of fake comments were submitted through a secret campaign, funded by the country's largest broadband co's, to manufacture support for repeal of net neutrality rules... millions more were submitted by a 19yo college student using made-up identities...'
Another reason this is concerning- given the research I do on computational propaganda I am fairly certain this particular campaign is a harbinger of similar and much more automated attacks to come.
Impersonation as a Service is a reality... and we are going to see even worse attacks and campaigns in the future.
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