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March 24, 2021
Section 230 has come under the regulatory microscope as Congress evaluates the impact of harmful online activity like disinformation and the role of online platforms in preventing and addressing this activity. Section 230 continues to be instrumental in enabling innovative online business models that rely on user-generated content and providing companies the liability protection necessary to allow them to moderate user content.
March 24, 2021
Despite years of effort and tens of billions of dollars in subsidies, nearly one in five rural Americans still don’t have access to broadband Internet service. But a large, one-time injection of capital could bridge that gap if it is well targeted and carefully allocated through a reverse-auction program that leverages economies of scale by encouraging large providers to participate, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the leading think tank for science and technology policy.
March 17, 2021
Policymakers need to understand that perfect competition is the enemy of good competition, and that strengthening antitrust laws does not necessarily mean changing them. If Congress modifies antitrust laws in hopes of reaching a perfect competition framework, both consumers and innovation, taken as a whole, will become collateral damages of unreasonable reforms.
March 17, 2021
Amid the many recent attempts to amend Section 230, the PACT Act stands out as a bipartisan approach with the right goals in mind—to increase transparency and accountability in content moderation—but it fails to thread the needle in a way that achieves those goals without overburdening online platforms.
March 17, 2021
Justice requires accountability, and including the SHIELD Act in this reauthorization will hold abusers and harassers accountable for distributing private, explicit images of individuals without their consent.

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December 15, 2020
“Since the global market is adopting our standards, if we push forward, we’ll be the first ones crafting the rules,” said Eline Chivot, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, a
December 15, 2020
“Public-sector agencies will have to continue the migration to the cloud to accommodate their work-from-home staff,” said Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation
December 14, 2020
The growing focus on the Green Deal is not at the expense of the digital agenda, says Eline Chivot, senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation, as there are clear synergies between the
December 10, 2020
“Companies and investors are going to lose faith in regulators if policymakers want to reverse course on prior decisions and call a mulligan this late in the game,” said Robert Atkinson, president
December 10, 2020
The looming legal battle will shed light on whether the access restrictions are emblematic of a structural problem within platforms such as Facebook, said Robert Atkinson, president of the Informat

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