By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-27-21

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) have introduced a bill to boost online content moderation transparency and prevent algorithmic discrimination, with Markey saying it was time to “open up Big Tech’s hood.”

Facebook, for one, has been calling for legislation on transparency.

Among other things, the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021 would prevent algorithms that exclude certain people from seeing online advertising – racial minorities for housing ads, for example, or certain gender identities from job ads.  » Read More