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CLIC presents “About Face: The Changing Landscape of Face Recognition”

As enthusiasm for technological advancement has ushered in an exciting era of unprecedented innovation, technologists, scholars, privacy rights advocates and members of the public are raising concerns about the efficacy of facial recognition software and its uses in the future. Increasingly, the media news cycle is full of stories about...

Section 230 Is Not A Special “Tech Company” Immunity

Members of Congress are fond of wrongly calling Section 230 (47 U.S.C. § 230) a “big tech company” immunity, implying that it doesn’t protect anyone else. And they are not alone in this mistake. We frequently hear the same mischaracterization from friends in academia and legacy news media. The characterization...

Content Moderation is Broken. Let Us Count the Ways.

Social media platforms regularly engage in “content moderation”—the depublication, downranking, and sometimes outright censorship of information and/or user accounts from social media and other digital platforms, usually based on an alleged violation of a platform’s “community standards” policy. In recent years, this practice has become a matter of intense public...

Freedom of Expression Online: The Internet, Social Media, and Algorithms

EFF's Executive Director Cindy Cohn joins Chinmayi Arun, a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and Concord Law School Dean Martin Pritikin, for an online webinar on "Freedom of Expression Online: The Internet, Social Media, and Algorithms." This event is part of Concord...

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