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Platform Accountability and Contemporary Competition Law: Practical Considerations

Introduction “As you know, many people think it is a very antitrust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”  President Donald Trump with respect to Google, Facebook, and Amazon, interview with Bloomberg News, August 30, 2018 Digital platforms that enable two-sided markets—Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter, among others—are, to understate …

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Platform Accountability and Contemporary Competition Law: Practical Considerations

Introduction “As you know, many people think it is a very antitrust situation, the three of them. But I just, I won’t comment on that.”  President Donald Trump with respect to Google, Facebook, and Amazon, interview with Bloomberg News, August 30, 2018 Digital platforms that enable two-sided markets—Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Twitter, among others—are, to understate …

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The Root of the Matter: Data and Duty

Rules for the New Digital Economy Should Look to Old Common Law Traditions There are 39 million books in the Library of Congress. This impressive analog measurement pales in comparison, however, with the realities of the digital world. Every day connected computers create the data equivalent of three million Libraries of Congress! This startling fact …

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The Root of the Matter: Data and Duty

Rules for the New Digital Economy Should Look to Old Common Law Traditions There are 39 million books in the Library of Congress. This impressive analog measurement pales in comparison, however, with the realities of the digital world. Every day connected computers create the data equivalent of three million Libraries of Congress! This startling fact …

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Digital Deceit II: A Policy Agenda to Fight Disinformation on the Internet

The views expressed in Shorenstein Center Discussion Papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Harvard Kennedy School or of Harvard University. Discussion Papers have not undergone formal review and approval. Such papers are included in this series to elicit feedback and to encourage debate on important issues and challenges in …

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Dahlia Lithwick and Alex S. Jones (Shorenstein Center)

Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick: Supreme Court increasingly wary of the media and Internet

October 28, 2014 — Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate and a prominent legal analyst, expressed deep concerns about the relationship between the press and the U.S. Supreme Court, noting that the Justices have become “increasingly mistrustful” of news media. “They think we are a bunch of gossips,” Lithwick told a Shorenstein Center audience. “Universally, …

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Charles M. Blow and Alex S. Jones

Charles M. Blow of The New York Times: “Equality for everyone is not only right but is a moral imperative”

October 21, 2014 — Journalist Charles M. Blow, author of the new memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, discussed his early career in journalism and the development of his distinctive, data-driven columns for The New York Times, which he said are motivated by “passion.” “I’m writing to make the case that equality for everyone …

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Mark Halperin and John Heilemann to deliver 2014 Theodore H. White Lecture at the Shorenstein Center

October 23, 2014 — The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, located at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), announced that this year’s Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics will be jointly delivered by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, managing editors of Bloomberg Politics. The lecture will take place Monday, December 1, …

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