Structural Reform and Governance

Technology Policy

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Patrick Gaspard’s Statement for the Senate AI Insight Forum on Workforce Article

Patrick Gaspard’s Statement for the Senate AI Insight Forum on Workforce

Patrick Gaspard, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, attended Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's Senate Artificial Intelligence Insight Forum on Workforce in November 2023; his statement at the event addressed the challenges and opportunities of AI, and he urged Congress to act.

Patrick Gaspard

CAP Highlights Strengths and Needed Clarifications in Comments to OMB AI Guidance Article

CAP Highlights Strengths and Needed Clarifications in Comments to OMB AI Guidance

CAP applauds the draft Office of Management and Budget AI guidance for adopting principles of the AI Bill of Rights and outlining critical safety-affecting and rights-affecting AI use cases and calls for additional clarity and transparency for federal government use of AI.

Adam Conner

2023 CAP IDEAS Conference Past Event
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2023 CAP IDEAS Conference

Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.

Protecting Democracy Online in 2024 and Beyond Report
Photo illustration shows Elon Musk's face with the EU flag overlaid, on a smart phone sitting on a keyboard

Protecting Democracy Online in 2024 and Beyond

A series of high-profile global elections in 2024 will require social media platforms and generative AI developers to meet the moment amid an evolving and uncertain technology landscape.

Megan Shahi

Priorities for a National AI Strategy Article

Priorities for a National AI Strategy

The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy emphasizing that the U.S. government must strike a balance between the innumerable opportunities of artificial intelligence to enhance the lives of the American people and the significant risks it poses to their livelihoods.

Megan Shahi, Adam Conner

Developing Accountability Mechanisms for AI Systems Is Critical to the Development of Trustworthy AI Article

Developing Accountability Mechanisms for AI Systems Is Critical to the Development of Trustworthy AI

CAP submitted comments on how the National Telecommunications and Information Administration should develop a national framework for AI accountability to address the unmitigated risks of artificial intelligence and ensure that all AI technology is developed and deployed in safe and trustworthy ways.

Adam Conner, Megan Shahi, Ashleigh Maciolek, 1 More Ben Olinsky

Safer Internet Day Past Event

Safer Internet Day

Join CAP for a conversation about raising awareness of emerging online issues and how we can work together to reduce online harm.

The Dangers of a Twitter Bankruptcy or Acquisition Article
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The Dangers of a Twitter Bankruptcy or Acquisition

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter is financially precarious, and his need for cash could result in bankruptcy—a sale that could reinforce existing Big Tech companies or open up access to sensitive data.

Adam Conner

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