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Disinformation, Social Media Platforms and Threats to Democracy

Congress Bites into Big Tech and Media: A New Era of Regulatory Policy
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Duke in DC

The rise and propagation of fake news, measurable mental health consequences and threats to data privacy are just pieces of an emerging and ongoing conversation around digital platforms today. Amidst the spread of these rapidly developing digital spaces, it seems as if new societal pressures arise just as quickly, presenting policymakers with unique challenges.

As Big Tech's presence continues to flourish, Congress must now wrestle with possible pathways to manage these emerging digital frontiers. Introduced earlier this year, the Digital Platform Commission Act would be first-of-its-kind legislation to provide comprehensive and sector-specific regulation of digital platforms.

In this conversation, experts will discuss the potential models for platform regulation and share their recommendations for policymakers who are grappling with how to implement guard rails most efficiently for digital platforms of the future.

Contact: Elizabeth Devitt