Regulation

Section 230 should reflect the ways the Internet has changed since the Communications Act was amended in 1996. However, it is the role of Congress, not the FCC, to provide this clarification or update.
Regulation
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September 24, 2020
Two Senators want to prevent platforms from censoring conservative opinions, but the changes their bills make to Section 230 would impede platforms’ ability to moderate content in a way that protects both their users’ safety and freedom of expression.
September 21, 2020
One of the few godsends in this pandemic has been the fact that we can take care of a lot of our personal business online—from ordering food to meeting with health-care providers. But if the eye-doctor lobby gets its way in Congress, many Americans will be forced to make otherwise unnecessary trips to an optometrist’s office whenever they need to refill their contact lens prescriptions. This is just the latest skirmish in a decades-long rearguard action that optometrists have been fighting to protect their lucrative industry from disruption. Lawmakers should see through the effort and side with consumers.
September 11, 2020
By disincentivizing the use of short-term rental platforms, European policymakers are hurting the competitiveness of the overall European economy, negatively impacting the goals of the economic recovery, consumer choice, and welfare.
September 2, 2020
Section 230 should reflect the ways the Internet has changed since the Communications Act was amended in 1996. However, it is the role of Congress, not the FCC, to provide this clarification or update.
September 2, 2020
Writing in American Compass, Rob Atkinson argues that the United States can no longer afford the luxury of having an antitrust policy that is divorced from industrial policy.
August 28, 2020
Uber and Lyft had suggested they would be forced to shut down their activities in California, leaving many workers with less work and consumers with fewer options. But the outcome of the case remains uncertain, and while a referendum this fall could eventually repeal the law, their business model remains under attack.
August 27, 2020
The draft Mandatory Bargaining Code for News Media and Digital Platforms is predicated around the false idea that news aggregators take advantage of news publishers.
August 13, 2020
On August 13, 2020 Joe Kennedy participated on a panel organized by TPRC 48 regarding efforts to apply stronger antitrust policy to the largest Internet platforms such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.
August 11, 2020
Much of our system for delivering legal rights, disability protection, pensions, and health insurance is built on the traditional employer/employee model in which workers give up control over how and when they work and employers provide both pay and benefits. This model ties workers to their employers and leaves little space for those who do not want to fit into the traditional mold. We need a better system.
August 7, 2020
The possible prohibition on U.S. companies selling to Tencent, owner of WeChat, or using its services to sell their own products in China does nothing to protect the security or privacy of Americans. It only harms U.S. companies and jobs.

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