Principles for Enhancing Competition and Tech Platform Accountability

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The White House convened a listening session with experts and practitioners on the harms that tech platforms cause and the need for greater accountability. The Biden-Harris Administration announced the following core principles for reform:

  1. Promote competition in the technology sector.
  2. Provide robust federal protections for Americans’ privacy.
  3. Protect our kids by putting in place even stronger privacy and online protections for them, including prioritizing safety by design standards and practices for online platforms, products, and services.
  4. Remove special legal protections for large tech platforms. 
  5. Increase transparency about platform’s algorithms and content moderation decisions. 
  6. Stop discriminatory algorithmic decision-making. 

Readout of White House Listening Session on Tech Platform Accountability