Online Content Policy

Publications

Wireless spectrum and markets: a match made in economic heaven
Ann Phelan

Washington D.C. (June 18) – Wireless devices have become a commonplace wonder in today’s day and age. Every day, people all over the world use their devices to stream videos, text friends, look…

The role of markets in spectrum policy
Joe Kane

“…as with other economic goods like land and paper, the most efficient way of allocating spectrum [is]…to create a market for it rather than to give it away for free at the whims of the…

, Reuters
‘Girls can come after you’: U.S. tech moguls risk jail for online sex trafficking
Media Coverage

From Reuters:
With some 2,300 state prosecutors now able to build cases to test the new law, tech companies would feel a “real danger”, said Lars Trautman, a former county prosecutor and…

, Lawfare
Are Facebook’s ads controlling us? A new version of an old question.
Mike Godwin

In the heat of today’s debate about the ethics—and possibly anti-democratic effects—of targeted advertising on Facebook and on other internet platforms, it’s easy to forget that this debate…

, The Economist
America’s tech regulator gets five new commissioners in one go
Media Coverage

From The Economist:
The other seats will be filled by Rohit Chopra, a Democrat formerly of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Noah Phillips and Christine Wilson, Republicans. The…

, Communications Daily
Facebook, EFF decline to testify, amid house judiciary concerns over bias
Media Coverage

From Communications Daily:
R Street Institute Technology Policy Manager Tom Struble described the atmosphere as a “circus,” given the uncertainty about appearances from platforms, the apparent…

New funding fails to close gaps in election cybersecurity
Media Coverage

From National Journal Daily Extra AM: 

Politics may also be blocking meaningful executive action on election cybersecurity. Paul Rosenzweig, a senior cybersecurity fellow at the libertarian R…

Facebook, EFF decline to testify, amid House judiciary concerns over bias
Media Coverage

From Washington Internet Daily:

R Street Institute Technology Policy Manager Tom Struble described the atmosphere as a “circus,” given the uncertainty about appearances from platforms, the…

, Morning Consult
‘News distortion’ is not grounds for violating the First Amendment
Joe Kane

Last week, a group of Democratic senators sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asking him to review the fitness of a broadcaster to retain its broadcast…

, Slate
Why Internet advocates are against the anti–sex trafficking bill
Mike Godwin

This month, Congress is considering whether to pass legislation intended to combat sex trafficking online. It may sound like a worthy goal, but it would undermine a more than 20-year-old law that has…