Media Reform

Publications

R Street Policy Study No. 182 Updating our Laws for the Modern Video Marketplace
Tom Struble

The laws governing our video marketplace have gone almost entirely unchanged since the 1990s, despite recent technological advancements that are radically reshaping the way Americans produce,…

, 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…

, NPR
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…