Both President Biden and Facebook have taken steps to dial down the temperature since last week’s dustup, but the fundamental problem remains: How can platforms effectively combat misinformation with steps short of takedowns?
Jonathan Mayer is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, where he holds appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Public and International Affairs. Before joining the Princeton faculty, he served as technology counsel to United States Senator Kamala D. Harris, as the Chief Technologist of the Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau, and as a technology advisor at the California Department of Justice. Professor Mayer holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.
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