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Structural Reform and Governance

Technology Policy Team

Our team envisions a better internet for all Americans, advancing ideas that protect consumers, defend their rights, and promote equitable growth.

A man uses a computer in the new Digital Commons space at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library, August 2013, in Washington. (Getty/Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

What We're Doing

Advancing bold new ideas for technology regulation

New authorities are required to protect the public interest online. CAP is working on new, commonsense frameworks that create the capacity for effective, dynamic regulation of the online services Americans rely on every day.

Fighting online hate and improving the information ecosystem

CAP is working to protect freedom of expression online and create a healthier information ecosystem. From fighting online hate and disinformation to reinvesting in civic information infrastructure, CAP works in coalition to create thoughtful paths forward on pressing content policy issues.

Advocating for stronger consumer protections online

Americans are harmed by exploitative and discriminatory technologies, facing extractive data practices, biased algorithms, invasive surveillance, and more. CAP is working to strengthen consumer protection laws and enforcement agencies to end predatory practices from technology companies.


Working toward a dynamic, competitive internet economy

CAP advances competition policies that support American workers, consumers, and small businesses, promoting equitable growth and dynamism in the internet economy.

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Partners & Coalitions

The Technology Policy team works with a wide array of civil rights, technology policy, consumer protection, racial justice, and gender justice partners to advance a public interest internet.

Featured Work


Facebook was key to the Trump insurrection In the News

Facebook was key to the Trump insurrection

Author Adam Conner explains how Facebook was an essential tool in Donald Trump's attempts to delegitimize the 2020 election and stoke violence among the January 6 Capitol insurrectionists, and his actions are clear grounds for his permanent removal from the platform.

Adam Conner

Farewell to the Frictionless President In the News

Farewell to the Frictionless President

Adam Conner marks the end of what he describes as a "frictionless" presidency and describes how Donald Trump was able to use Twitter uninhibited, from spreading disinformation to firing Senate-confirmed officials.

Adam Conner

The Case for a Progressive Vision on Tech Policy In the News

The Case for a Progressive Vision on Tech Policy

Author Adam Conner makes the case for a progressive approach to technology policy, arguing that the federal government needs to address the mounting risks, challenges, and inequalities that technology has created.

Adam Conner