Protocol Policy covers the most important tech regulatory action at the state, federal, and international levels, along with how the tech industry is responding and how it would be affected if the rhetoric hardens into law. Expect to read about merger reviews, hearings, bills, mis- and disinformation on social media, moves by tech company policy teams, action from international regulators, and far more.
Calls for tighter tech policy and regulation — from lawmakers, regulators, small businesses, and even consumers — have become deafening, but the outcomes so far have been piecemeal and far more is yet to come. We’ll go deep on what governments and regulators are planning, how tech companies are fighting back or preparing, and how the industry is set to change as a result. In particular, we’ll look at:
- Regulation: Antitrust action, new privacy laws and more will keep reshaping the tech industry at every level, as new approaches pit the most powerful companies in the world against lawmakers, upstarts, and each other. How will that all play out?
- Misinformation and disinformation: Those are big business, and they’re not going away. Platforms are hosting challenges to reality on every topic — from healthcare to elections and everything in between. How will companies deal with truths, lies and the murky middle?
- Who to watch: The federal government sets the playing field for all these businesses, but Congress is slow to act, if it acts at all. What else is happening — in the states, in agencies, and around the world — to fill the void? And where should the industry be looking to find out what happens next?
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