Regulating Social Media

In the absence of adequate tech industry self-regulation, government needs to extend more systematic oversight of companies like Meta, Google, TikTok, and X.

We have shown how major social media companies exacerbate political polarization by enabling the spread of disinformation and other divisive content. One potential response would be for Congress to enhance the federal government’s consumer protection authority to oversee digital industries.


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Addressing 3D Immersive Technology
Immersive technologies powering the "metaverse" pose serious threats to consumer privacy and safety.
Combating Extremism in Online Gaming
Online gaming companies, which boast more than three billion consumers globally, have been slow to counteract the exploitation of their sites by violent extremists and other bad actors.
Safeguarding AI
Digital products built with generative artificial intelligence hold great promise but also can facilitate fraud, disinformation campaigns, and cyberattacks.
Supreme Court Advocacy
We file friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs in leading U.S. Supreme Court cases that bear on the effects of technology on democracy.