Digital Content

Information that is published or distributed in a digital form, including text, data, sound recordings, photographs and images, motion pictures, and software.

Internet referral programs are in urgent need of reform

The US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana barred certain government agencies from working with social media companies for “the purpose of urging, encouraging, pressuring, or inducing in any manner the removal, deletion, suppression, or reduction of content containing protected free speech.” The injunction seems to threaten the myriad of government programs—including those in the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the St

Indigenous Digital Sovereignty: From the Digital Divide to Digital Equity

The concept of “digital sovereignty” has become critical for not only Native American Tribes in their pursuit of affordable and robust internet access but also for non-Native partners in understanding the importance of partnering with Tribes. Dr.

Senator Rubio and Colleagues Introduce PRESERVE Online Speech Act

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and colleagues reintroduced the PRESERVE Online Speech Act. This bill would combat censorship coordination between big tech companies and governments by requiring technology companies to disclose any US or foreign government requests or recommendations regarding content moderation. Specifically, this bill would: 

FCC Commissioner Simington Remarks to AI Workshop

What I won’t do is reflexively say that no regulation of artificial intelligence is a sine qua non for innovation. Instead, the throughline I think you can trace is that, where the United States has succeeded in technological development, it has done so through a mindful attempt to cultivate and potentiate innovation.

FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Remarks to AI Workshop

From my perch as the head of our Nation’s expert agency on communications, I can’t help but be an optimist about the future of AI. Every day I see how communications networks power our world. I know how their expansion and evolution can change commercial and civic life. I also know the power of those communications networks can grow exponentially when we can use AI to understand how to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our networks. Because the day is not far off when we will be able to use this technology to help self-configure, self-optimize, and self-heal facilities.

AI Junk Is Starting to Pollute the Internet

Publishers are seeing a growing amount of AI-generated content that is so far beneath their standards that they consider it a new kind of spam. The technology is fueling an investment boom.

FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Shares Proposal Seeking Comment on Video Programming Landscape

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to her colleagues to initiate a proceeding to understand challenges related to distribution and supply in the video market, especially as it relates to independent programming. If adopted, this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would initiate a new proceeding to seek comment on the current state of the marketplace for diverse and independent programming.

Microsoft Can Close Its $75 Billion Buy of Activision Blizzard, Judge Rules

Microsoft can close its $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, a federal judge ruled, delivering a major setback to the Federal Trade Commission’s attempt to rein in big mergers. The deal would combine Microsoft’s Xbox videogaming business with the publisher of popular franchises such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush.

Data Protection: European Commission adopts new adequacy decision for safe and trusted EU-US data flows

The European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. The decision concludes that the US ensures an adequate level of protection – comparable to that of the EU– for personal data transferred from the EU to US companies under the new framework.