Last week, senior TikTok executives held a private briefing to review the details of Project Texas and the contours of the national security agreement it is negotiating with the U.S. government.
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Engaging more closely in the future of TikTok would give Congress the opportunity to broaden and evolve the national security assessment of technology transactions with Chinese companies and advantage the U.S. government in its competition with the Chinese Communist Party.
An infinite supply of plausible opinions from fake, AI-powered pundits threatens to crowd out genuine discourse.
Musk assured European leaders that Twitter will comply with European regulations. However, it is doubtful that he will accept all the constraints of the European rules and that Twitter will have the concrete means to comply with them.
A new bill effectively seeks to bring back Trump’s TikTok ban. While better at distinguishing between risks, its one-size-fits-all approach raises questions.
Is the EU’s new Digital Services Act the path forward for platform governance legislation in other parts of the world?
Last month, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in two related cases exploring the interaction between anti-terrorism laws and Section 230. It remains to be seen whether the legislature or the Supreme Court will address Section 230 first, but this may be the prologue to a watershed moment for the internet and its users.
In 2022, no discussion of foreign policy should occur without considering the role of major tech companies. The costs of passivity in coordination are high, and missed opportunities for democracy and human rights promotion abound.
The new EU social media law opens the door to renewed conflict with the United States over freedom of expression. Ensuring national legislation meets human rights standards will mitigate these risks.
Content moderation decisions are made throughout the internet stack. Our research suggests that almost none of the larger tech companies is transparently reporting what they are moderating and why.