Michael McLaughlin is a research assistant at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He previously worked at Oracle and held internships at USA TODAY and in local government. Prior to joining ITIF, Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He is currently pursuing his Master’s in Communication at Stanford University, specializing in Data Journalism.
A federal investigation into social media companies would be inappropriate, undermine the free speech rights of tech platforms, and ultimately do a disservice to consumers, Daniel Castro and Michael McLaughlin write in an op-ed for USA Today.