Media Reform


, The Upload
The Deep Fake Fake-Out
Jeffrey Westling

From The Upload:

Any concerns should instead be presented alongside the challenges of deception at such scale. Jeffrey Westling, Resident Technology and Innovation Fellow at the R Street…

Real Talk on Fake News: Scholars Discuss Disinformation and the 2020 Campaign
Jeffrey Westling

The democratic primary is in full swing, and with memories of the 2016 campaign still fresh, disinformation, misinformation and election interference are problems for which the United States must…

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…

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…

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