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  • emIt Came From Something Awfulem
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    It Came From Something Awful

    Dale Beran talked about his book, It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump into Office, in which he profiled the counterculture online hub 4chan.…

    587 views
  • Policing User Content on Social Media
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    Policing User Content on Social Media

    Policy experts debated what legal responsibility social media companies should have under the 1996 Communications Decency Act regarding the content users post on their platforms. The…

    332 views
  • Communicators Tech Policy Roundtable
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    Communicators Tech Policy Roundtable

    Ashley Gold from The Information, The Hill's Emily Birnbaum, and Alexandra Levine of Politico talked about the technology industry-related that Congress and government agencies would be…

    133 views
  • Technology Companies and Algorithms
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    Technology Companies and Algorithms

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing to examine how technology companies use algorithms and machine learning to influence the public. Witnesses included industry scholars and…

    3,433 views
  • Washington Journal Chris Brummer on Facebooks Digital Currency
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    Chris Brummer on Facebook's Digital Currency

    Chris Brummer, faculty director at the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University, discusses Facebook’s new digital currency.

    427 views
  • Senate Panel Holds Hearing on Online and Data Privacy Protections for Children
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    Children's Online Privacy

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on protecting children online and data privacy. Witnesses discussed the prevalence of online predators using social media to exploit minors,…

    2,124 views
  • Panelists Discuss Combatting Disinformation Campaigns
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    Disinformation and Technology

    The Wilson Center, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the University of Washington hosted a discussion on disinformation campaigns and potential ways to combat them. Panelists…

    349 views
  • Online Platforms and Entrepreneurship
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    Online Platforms and Entrepreneurship

    A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on online platforms and their impact on entrepreneurs in the U.S. In the first panel, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon representatives…

    978 views
  • House Oversight Panel Holds Hearing on Facial Recognition Technology
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    Hearing on Facial Recognition Technology

    The House Oversight and Reform Committee held the second in a series of hearings on the impact on civil rights and liberties of government and commercial entities' use of facial recognition technology.…

    1,641 views
  • Communicators with Robert Bluey and Patrick Hedger
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    Communicators with Robert Bluey and Patrick Hedger

    Robert Bluey from the Heritage Foundation and Patrick Hedger from the Competitive Enterprise Institute talked about the recent White House Social Media Summit at which President Trump discussed social media…

    218 views
  • emLeft to Their Own Devicesem
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    Left to Their Own Devices

    Julie Albright talked about Left to Their Own Devices: How Digital Natives Are Reshaping the American Dream. In her book she explored the intersection of social behavior and technology and…

    1,064 views
  • Lawmakers Question Facebook Official Over Proposed Digital Currency
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    Facebook Digital Currency

    During testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Facebook’s David Marcus pledged to work with lawmakers to address concerns over the company’s new proposed digital currency, Libra. Mr.…

    5,638 views
  • NYU Conference on Race and Technology Part 4
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    NYU Conference on Race and Technology, Part 4

    New York University hosted an all-day conference in Washington, D.C., on race and technology. In this portion of the discussion, panelists talked about how such internet-based platforms as…

    229 views
  • Facebook Digital Currency
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    Facebook Digital Currency

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on Facebook’s plans for a new digital currency called “Libra.” David Marcus, the co-creator of Libra who heads the social media and…

    3,644 views
  • President Trump Remarks at Social Media Summit
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    President Trump Remarks at Social Media Summit

    President Trump made remarks at the Presidential Social Media Summit at the White House. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) also made brief remarks. Attending the summit were conservative internet…

    1,721 views
  • Second Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Presidents Twitter Account Case
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    Knight Institute v. Trump Oral Argument

    A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City heard oral argument in Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump, a case concerning the 45th president’s…

    2,944 views
  • Washington Journal Cat Zakrzewski Discusses the White House Social Media Summit
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    Cat Zakrzewski on White House Social Media Summit

    Washington Post technology policy reporter Cat Zakrzewski previewed the White House Social Media Summit.

    229 views
  • Impact of Digital Media on News Industry
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    Impact of Digital Media on News Industry

    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law held a hearing to examine the impact of online media platforms on the news industry. Witnesses included…

    741 views
  • Social Media and Content Monitoring
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    Social Media and Content Monitoring

    Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google testified on Capitol Hill about efforts to counter online terror content, hate speech, and misinformation on their platforms. The social media…

    2,201 views
  • Freedom of Speech
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    Freedom of Speech

    The Washington Post held a discussion on freedom of expression and online speech. Among the participants were Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and social justice advocate Michael Render, also known as…

    243 views
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