By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-13-23

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) have reintroduced a bill to boost online content moderation transparency and prevent algorithmic discrimination.

The bill was originally introduced in 2021.  It failed to gain traction, but the D.C. heat on Big Tech has only ramped up since then.

Among other things, the Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act 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