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Can Government Officials Block You on Social Media? A New Decision Makes the Law Murkier, But Users Still Have Substantial Rights

It’s now common practice for politicians and other government officials to make major policy announcements on Twitter and other social media forums. That’s continuing to raise important questions about who can read those announcements, and what happens when people are blocked from accessing and commenting on important social media...

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Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be A Fair & Effective Tool?

How does surveillance impact racial justice and public safety in Piedmont and our broader community? Join PREC, PADC, Piedmont League of Women Voters, and our panelists for a discussion on new surveillance technologies to monitor, track, and predict the actions of citizens.Featured SpeakersMatthew Guariglia, Policy AnalystElectronic Frontier FoundationMathew works on...

EU Parliament debate: Is Big Tech too powerful?

Since the European Commission proposed a comprehensive set of new rules for all digital services in December—including social media, online market places, and other online platforms—the policy community continues to face pressing digital rights questions: How should digital platforms be regulated? Can EU legislation prevent manipulation and polarization on social...


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