Here Are 20 Ways A Democrat Would “Fix” Google And Facebook

Virginia’s Democratic Senator Mark Warner has 20 ideas on how he would lie to help Google And Facebook in their battles against disinformation (fake news) and privacy. Your suspicion should be roused anytime a Democrat comes forward and wants to help you. If you are old enough you will remember their Fairness Doctrine that was imposed on radio and television. That was a disaster. Take a close look at what Senator Warner proposes.

As Written and Reported By David McCabe for Axios:

In a policy paper obtained by Axios, Sen. Mark Warner’s office laid out 20 different paths to address problems posed by Big Tech platforms — ranging from putting a price on individual users’ data to funding media literacy programs.

Why it matters: The paper — prepared by Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner’s staff and circulated in tech policy circles in recent weeks — is a window t0 the options available to U.S. policymakers concerned about disinformation and privacy. Enacting any of these plans is a long shot in the near-term, but a shift in party control of Congress come November could give them more momentum.

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The policy paper divides the different proposals along three lines:

  1. Combating disinformation,
  2. Protecting user privacy,
  3. Promoting competition in the tech space.

The details: Options listed in the paper run the gamut from those that are relatively small lifts to more sweeping policy options.

  • New resources and roles for government: The paper raises the prospect of new federal funding for media literacy programs that could help consumers sort through the information on online platforms. It also describes the military and intelligence communities as not adequately prepared for foreign information operations and includes various measures for bolstering their capabilities.
  • New rules for platforms: The paper considers requiring web platforms to label bot accounts or do more to identify authentic accounts, with the threat of sanction by the Federal Trade Commission if they fail to do so……

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Warner suggests 20 ways to tackle problems posed by Google and Facebook – Axios

 

 

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