Friday Tech Policy News (03-05-2021)

SECTION 230 Utah’s Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Terrible, Censorial ‘Free Speech’ Bill Is A Disaster In The Making A month ago, we noted that a bunch of state legislatures were pushing blatantly unconstitutional bills to try to argue that social media websites can’t moderate “conservative” views any more. All of these bills are unconstitutional, […]

Friday Tech Policy News (02-12-2021)

Section 230 How To Think About Online Ads And Section 230 There’s been a lot of consternation about online ads, sometimes even for good reason. The problem is that not all of the criticism is sound or well-directed. Worse, the antipathy towards ad tech, regardless of whether it is well-founded or not, is coalescing into […]

Algorithms Aren’t Scary.

Let me repeat that, algorithms aren’t scary.   There’s this whole negative idea going around the media that algorithms are running our lives: how we work, how we relax, how we interact with our surroundings, and even how we date and form interpersonal relationships.  They’re correct about how deeply technology influences our society but where […]