Protego Press Weekly Roundup

This week ends the spring season, and just like the weather the tech policy world is starting to heat up.  Be it Facebook’s new crypto currency Libra, Senator Josh Hawley’s new proposal to compel large tech companies to be politically neutral on content moderation, or the US government’s hearings on manipulated media, it’s a full […]

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A Proposal To Redress Malicious Social Media Posts Targeting Public Figures

The FCC’s Personal Attack Rule- struck down in 2000- should be resurrected. By Justin Hendrix and Bryan Jones. Another day and yet another incident that illustrates the role of social media platforms in facilitating and accelerating toxicity into the public discourse. “Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as […]

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Protego Press Round Up

Cybersecurity, algorithmic fairness and accountability, mass surveillance and the ill effects of digital devices on your health: this week’s roundup isn’t exactly jolly. Nevertheless, here are the stories we are following this week: Doomed to repeat our mistakes: Despite the role that hacked emails played in deciding the 2016 Presidential election in the United States, […]

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Protego Weekly Roundup- February 27th

Here are the stories we’re following at Protego this week: Take a look into the abyss of Facebook content moderation. For The Verge, Casey Newton delivers 7,000 words on the lives of poorly paid contract workers who spend their days policing questionable content on the world’s largest social media platform. Employees struggle with the trauma of encountering […]

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OpenAI Experiment A Wake-Up Call for Policymakers: Cost of Producing Disinformation Set to Plummet As AI Improves

Regulating content is hard- instead start with privacy and data protections OpenAI, a nonprofit research organization initially backed by wealthy Silicon Valley individuals such as Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel as well as companies such as Microsoft and Amazon, seeks to advance artificial intelligence with the goal of ensuring humanity develops […]

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Can American Political Candidates Help Stop the Flood of Disinformation with a Pledge?

In the absence of better laws or solutions from tech platforms, it may be worth a try U.S. intelligence officials are already issuing warnings about foreign interference in American democracy ahead of what promises to be a bruising 2020 election cycle. Delivering a threat assessment to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Director of National Intelligence Dan […]

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Protego Daily Update 12/3/2018

Here are the five stories we are following today: This week the heads of companies such as heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle will meet at the White House. The panel, to be Thursday, will discuss “bold, transformational ideas” that “can help ensure U.S. leadership in industries of the future,” according to the White House. Microsoft has […]

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