Tag: product liability

  • The Digital Wild West Needs a Sheriff

    By Steven Hill, American Purpose, October 6, 2021

    Licenses and permits are standard fare in the brick-and-mortar world. Why not for internet companies?

    Since the birth of the Big Tech media platforms fifteen years ago, democracies around the world have been the subjects of an unfolding experiment based on this question: Can a nation’s crucial news and information infrastructure depend on digital technologies that facilitate (a) a global free-speech zone of (b) unlimited audience size with (c) non-human, algorithmic curation of massive volumes of disinformation that (d) can be spread with unprecedented ease?…

  • How to fix EU’s weak Digital Services and Markets Acts

    By Steven Hill, EU Observer, Jan 15, 2021

    The attack on the US Capitol was incited and planned over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other digital media platforms, and it is a warning to Europe.

    Unfortunately, the recently proposed policies by EU Commission vice president Margrethe Vestager and the European Commission, called the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA), are poorly equipped to deal with the extreme toxicities of the digital media platform business model.…