Michael McLaughlin is a research assistant at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. He researches and writes about a variety of issues related to information technology and Internet policy, including digital platforms, e-government, and artificial intelligence. Michael graduated from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Communication with Minors in Politics and International Affairs and Journalism. He received 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.