Program on Platform Regulation

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The Program on Platform Regulation

The Program on Platform Regulation focuses on current or emerging law governing Internet platforms, with an emphasis on laws’ consequences for the rights and interests of Internet users and the public.
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Lawful but Awful? Control over Legal Speech by Platforms, Governments, and Internet Users

Responding to Elon Musk’s proposed acquisition of Twitter, Daphne Keller suggests that “middleware” models, not common carriage rules, best put control over internet speech regulation in the hands of users.

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Amplification and Its Discontents: Daphne Keller on why regulating the reach of online content is hard

Paper exploring the idea that government can side-step free expression concerns by regulating online speech that platforms recommend or rank algorithmically. The analysis primarily addresses limits based in U.S. First Amendme
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The Future of Platform Power: Making Middleware Work

Unlike many other proposals to curtail platform power, middleware does not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In the United States, that makes middleware a path forward in a neighborhood full of dead ends.
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Getting Transparency Right

Transparency is essential to getting every other part of platform regulation right. But defining sound transparency rules—identifying what information is needed most from platforms like Twitter or YouTube, and how to get it—is quite complicated.

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Daphne Keller and ACLU File Comment to Meta Oversight Board in "UK Drill Music

The Program on Platform Regulation's Daphne Keller worked with the ACLU to file this comment to the Meta Oversight Board's "UK Drill Music" case.
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The DSA’s Industrial Model for Content Moderation

Authored by Daphne Keller for Verfassungsblog
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GUEST POST | Positive Intent Protections: Incorporating a Good Samaritan principle in the EU Digital Services Act

The “Good Samaritan” principle ensures that online intermediaries are not penalized for good faith measures against illegal or other forms of inappropriate content. This is a rule that applies to concrete types of intermediaries, particularly those providing hosting services.

WILMap: An ongoing project of the Program on Platform Regulation

The WILMap offers an overview of legislation, decisions or legislative proposals around the globe. The database allows users to search for legal developments by topic, country, kind of intermediary, and more.

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Daphne Keller

Director of Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Daphne Keller

Director of Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Joan Barata

Intermediary Liability Fellow, Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center
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Joan Barata

Intermediary Liability Fellow, Program on Platform Regulation, Cyber Policy Center

Q&A with Daphne Keller of the Program on Platform Regulation

Keller explains some of the issues currently surrounding platform regulation.