Media Reform


, Ozarks First
Senator Josh Hawley proposes law limiting daily social media time
Jeffrey Westling

From Ozarks First:

Jeffrey Westling, with the R Street Institute, says users that want more time would have to opt-out of the limits every month.

“He is trying to come in and tell social…

, The Kansas City Star
Josh Hawley is the center of attention, but will any of his tech bills become law?
Tom Struble

From The Kansas City Star:

Tom Struble, a tech policy analyst at the libertarian-leaning R Street Institute in Washington, said Hawley’s bills should be seen as political messaging rather than…

Lawmaker Aims To Curb Social Media Addiction With New Bill
Shoshana Weissmann & Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From NPR:

Shoshana Weissmann, social media manager and fellow at the policy research organization R Street Institute, tweeted that issues related to social media weren’t the federal government’s…

How to realistically keep kids safe online
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

What do you picture when someone refers to a “war room”?  Most likely, you see a room filled with screens displaying a crisis scenario, maps of troops’ positions, and a live feed of a military…

, Reason
Josh Hawley: What Has Technology Done for Us Lately?
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

From Reason:

Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin, a technology fellow at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank, points out that social media has helped people topple oppressive regimes, respond to…

, Reason
Marianne Williamson Rises from the Memes and Enters America’s Dreams
Jeffrey Westling

From Reason:

“Conspiracy theories about social media are undermining American institutions,” warns the R Street Institute’s Jeffrey Westling.

, Las Vegas Sun
Conspiracy Theories About Social Media Bias Are Undermining American Institutions
Jeffrey Westling

This piece was published by Inside Sources. 

President Trump recently held a social media summit in which he claimed Twitter was actively engaging in efforts to limit his voice. Congress soon…

, Chicago's Morning Answer
R Street Institute’s Shoshana Weissmann talks Social Media Regulation
Shoshana Weissmann

From Chicago’s Morning Answer:

Shoshana Weissmann discusses social media regulation on Chicago’s Morning Answer.

, The Washington Examiner
Trump wants an unbiased social media platform; he should have the government make one
Charles Duan

The Washington airwaves have been filled with talk about alleged anti-conservative bias on social media. On Thursday, President Trump held a social media summit of right-wing internet name brands…

Comments on Sen. Hawley’s “[Ending] Support for Internet Censorship Act”
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin & Jeffrey Westling

From Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin in Washington Times

R Street Institute Blogpost 6/24/19