The 2020 election and its aftermath have made it more clear than ever that we cannot take our democracy for granted. The newly introduced For the People Act marks a major step forward in achieving a democracy that works for all of us.
MapLight helped to convene a diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations to encourage the Biden-Harris administration to treat the spread of disinformation as a fundamental and intersectional threat to advancing progress on key issues during their administration.
MapLight's Digital Deception Decoder newsletter looks at big changes to social media algorithms and the controversy surrounding Google's firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru, the co-lead of company's ethical AI team.
Instead of being side-tracked by political gamesmanship, Congress should use the weeks ahead to take a careful look at how social media and technology companies navigated the 2020 election to inform regulations moving forward.