This column offers five clear recommendations to social media platforms on how they should handle hacked materials for the remainder of the 2020 election season and into the future.
Results Not Found: Addressing Social Media’s Threat to Democratic Legitimacy and Public Safety After Election Day
Social media platforms must do more to prevent their products from contributing to disinformation and chaos—both in the lead-up to the election and after polls close.
Social media platforms must fundamentally rethink their products to reduce the health risks posed by disinformation and misinformation about the coronavirus crisis.
Evidence suggests that large digital service platforms with market power deserve much closer antitrust scrutiny.
As states grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, they must leverage telehealth technology to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health services, now and into the future.
Digital contact tracing, if built in a voluntary, privacy-protective way using Apple and Google’s new Bluetooth-based standards, may allow the public to play a role in containing the coronavirus alongside increased testing and manual contact tracing from public health authorities.
A coherent, evidence-based plan is needed to reopen the economy without sparking a second wave of infections.