First, we hear a couple of key exchanges from a Senate hearing last week that featured testimony on algorithms and amplification on social media from Facebook, YouTube and Twitter executives.
Second, Yaël Eisenstat brings us an interview with Eileen Donahoe, the Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University, Cyber Policy Center to discuss the final report of the Task Force on US Strategy to Support Democracy and Counter Authoritarianism, a bipartisan group of leaders, experts, and former policy makers committed to addressing the worldwide decline in democratic freedom and the rise in authoritarianism that endanger US national security.
And third, we speak with Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, senior director on the campaigns team at Color Of Change, the nation’s largest racial justice organization with more than seven million members, about the tech policy priorities the organization published in April.
Justin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist in roles including Vice President, Business Development & Innovation. He is an associate research scientist and adjunct professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Opinions expressed here are his own.