After Facebook found itself in another dilemma, our Director, Michael Posner weighed in. In a recent op-ed he details that Facebook should accept a more significant role in regulating content on their site.
In an op-ed, Michael Posner lays out recommendations for how internet companies can combat disinformation. He explains that, “each of the major Internet companies [should] ‘create and staff Russian-focused teams that include specialists with Russian language skills and area expertise.’”.
In an feature article on WIRED, Michael Posner is quoted discussing Microsoft’s decision for their facial recognition technology be federally regulated.
In March 2017, the Center published Putting the "S" in ESG: Measuring Human Rights Performance for Investors. After examining more than 1700 social indicators, the report outlined several gaps in existing approaches to evaluating companies' social performance. The Center is now working on a pilot project to develop improved social measures for the apparel sector. Following nine months of expert outreach, the Center has developed a list of indicators that it will soon test in practice.
The aim of this newly developed Gulf Construction Tracker is to provide a central public online database of new construction projects likely to employ low-wage migrant workers in the Arab Gulf region. It also will provide up-to-date information on the types of projects being awarded and the companies awarding and winning contracts across the region. According to our findings, in 2017 new construction awards in the Gulf totaled at least US$ 88.6 billion in value, with 412 contracts awarded to 296 companies.