According to DuckDuckGo, Google’s auction method for determining which search engines appear in the preference menu is a “pay-to-play” system that prices some search engines, like itself, out of the market. There are several flaws in DuckDuckGo’s arguments.
Publications: Ashley Johnson
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 3, 2020
Amazon’s FAA approval for Prime Air delivery drones is a promising step toward the next big innovation in package delivery and a major step forward for e-commerce.
September 2, 2020
Comments to the Federal Communications Commission on the Provisions of Section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934
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.
August 27, 2020
Comments to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Regarding Its Draft Mandatory Bargaining Code for News Media and Digital Platforms
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 10, 2020
The Australian government released a draft mandatory code of conduct that would force tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for displaying their stories, following in the misguided footsteps of multiple European countries that have attempted similar regulations.
August 7, 2020
A growing number of policymakers want to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which states that online services are not legally responsible for content their users post, but the latest proposal under the spotlight still misses the mark.
July 17, 2020
As China emerges as a global economic and technological leader, what threats do its products pose to U.S. national security?
July 10, 2020
Online child exploitation is a serious problem that Congress should continue to investigate and law enforcement should continue to prosecute, but Congress should look for options that do not limit free speech and privacy or unnecessarily expose Internet companies to expensive lawsuits.
June 8, 2020
Companies that rely on advertising revenue or other business models involving user data already pay taxes on their profits. Taxing them a second time for the data they collect doesn’t make sense, and it would unbalance the Internet ecosystem and put a price on many of the free services consumers currently enjoy.