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As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy. In the area of Internet policy, ITIF's work covers issues related to taxation, e-commerce, digital copyright, global Internet governance, and digital currencies.
How to Address Political Speech on Social Media in the United States
Policymakers could improve content moderation on social media by building international consensus on content moderation guidelines, providing more resources to address state-sponsored disinformation, and increasing transparency in content moderation decisions.
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February 20, 2024|Reports & Briefings
How Congress Can Foster a Digital Single Market in America
In areas ranging from data privacy to content moderation, states are creating patchworks of regulation that confuse consumers, complicate compliance, and undermine the digital economy. It’s time for Congress to step in and establish a consistent national approach to digital policy.
February 16, 2024|Blogs
Why Not Ban Everything Potentially Dangerous for Kids?
Effective protection for children online requires a combination of parental responsibility, industry standards, and regulation, not blanket restrictions and bans.
February 12, 2024|Presentations
Youth Online Safety at the 20th Annual State of the Net Conference
Daniel Castro spoke at the 20th Annual State of the Net Conference, joining an expert panel to discuss age verification, privacy, and free speech for youth online.
February 6, 2024|Blogs
Congress' Blame Game Won't Keep Children Safe Online
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary's most recent “Big Tech” hearing on online child sexual exploitation highlighted everything wrong with the current debate surrounding children’s online safety.
January 28, 2024|Blogs
Blame Lawmakers, Not AI, for Failing to Prevent the Fake Explicit Images of Taylor Swift
The problem is not that technology is moving too fast; it is that lawmakers are moving too slowly. While it may be too much to expect abusers and Internet trolls to stop this type of activity entirely, it is reasonable to expect that those who distribute this content should face significant civil and criminal liability.
January 26, 2024|Blogs
Social Media Panic Is the New Video Game Panic
While there are real concerns associated with social media, especially as it relates to children and teens, policymakers will only create more problems by legislating out of fear and public pressure.
January 18, 2024|Op-Eds & Contributed Articles
A Moment of Decision: Wide-ranging Implications of Korea's Proposed Platform Competition Promotion Act
With the Platform Competition Promotion Act, Korea should ensure its continuous development as an innovation leader by rejecting the EU model and instead following the light-touch path of the United States, as Robert Atkinson writes for The Korea Times.
January 8, 2024|Podcasts
Podcast: We Need to Remain Proactive About Supporting Digital Free Trade, With Nigel Cory
Forced local data storage requirements are at the heart of both digital protectionism and digital authoritarianism.
December 14, 2023|Testimonies & Filings
Comments to the FCC on Safeguarding and Securing the Open Internet
While Congress should codify consensus net neutrality principles in statute, until it does, the current Title I framework, combined with targeted initiatives to address specific areas of concern, provides a more prudent path forward.
December 8, 2023|Blogs
EU Should Not Allow Anti-Tech Organizations to Weaponize EU Laws to Protect Freeloaders
Advocacy groups want to have it both ways: free online services and no online advertising. Regulators should roundly reject the outlandish and unsustainable ways they are trying to invoke EU laws to legalize online freeloading.