Justin Hendrix
Justin Hendrix
Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist in roles including Vice President, Business Development & Innovation. He is an associate research scientist and adjunct professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Opinions expressed here are his own.Source
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EU Releases Guidance for Strengthening Code of Practice on Disinformation

EU Releases Guidance for Strengthening Code of Practice on Disinformation

The European Commission today published its Guidance on Strengthening the Code of Practice on Disinformation. The Code of Practice, launched in 2018, called on tech platforms to voluntarily commit to participate in a self-regulatory process to combat disinformation in a variety of ways. Under the Code, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla and TikTok submit regular reports to the EU Commission to monitor disinformation and detail efforts to combat it. The European Commission is the executive branch of the EU. The new guidance- developed in answer to “significant shortcomings” the...

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FBI Director Testimony Makes Clear Why January 6th Commission Should Investigate Social Media Platforms

FBI Director Testimony Makes Clear Why January 6th Commission Should Investigate Social Media Platforms

Congressional hearings in the days since the violent insurrection on January 6th, 2021 have on intelligence failures, and why information about the threat against the Capitol did not result in better preparation. But one man warned the country about potential violence months in advance: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Arguably, Zuckerberg has access to more data on the state of political discourse in the United States than any other human being. So, it was notable when, in September 2020, he issued a dire statement. Announcing his platform would impose new rules to curb political...

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Facebook and Twitter’s Handling of New York Post Hunter Biden Story Bodes Poorly for Post-Election Period

Facebook and Twitter’s Handling of New York Post Hunter Biden Story Bodes Poorly for Post-Election Period

byOctober 16, 2020What HappenedWhat’s Next1. Act swiftly, but very carefully.2. War rooms need press conferences.3. Precise protocols for working with partners need to be published in advance.Image: GettyFiled under:

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