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Meta Engagement Plan Could Affect News Industry – Again

By Heather Kelly, washingtonpost.com, 5-22-24 After years of Meta steadily walking away from news on its platforms, the company’s new AI tool is now using the work of those outlets for content. Meta’s new chatbot, Meta AI, is happy to scan news outlets and summarize their latest stories and headlines for anyone who asks.  [...]

By |2024-05-30T15:19:42-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Meta Engagement Plan Could Affect News Industry – Again

Web Publishers Brace as Google Adds AI Answers

By Gerrit De Vynck and Cat Zakrzewski, washingtonpost.com, 5-13-24 As tech giant Google gears up this week for Google I/O, its annual developer conference, creators are worried about the expanding reach of its new search tool that incorporates artificial intelligence. The product, dubbed “Search Generative Experience,” or SGE, directly answers queries with complex, multi-paragraph [...]

By |2024-05-14T12:57:18-04:00May 13th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Web Publishers Brace as Google Adds AI Answers

8 Major Newspapers File Lawsuit Against OpenAI, Microsoft

By Gerrit De Vynck, washingtonpost.com, 4-30-24 Eight major daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News, sued OpenAI and Microsoft on April 30, joining the backlash to artificial-intelligence companies that have used copyrighted work to train their algorithms without compensating content owners. The group includes South Florida’s Sun Sentinel, the [...]

By |2024-05-01T15:28:35-04:00April 30th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on 8 Major Newspapers File Lawsuit Against OpenAI, Microsoft

Big Tech Keeps Spending Billions on AI

By Gerrit De Vynck and Naomi Nix, washingtonpost.com, 4-25-24 The biggest tech companies in the world have spent billions of dollars on the artificial intelligence revolution. Now, they’re planning to spend tens of billions more, pushing up demand for computer chips and potentially adding new strain to the U.S. electrical grid. In quarterly earnings [...]

By |2024-04-25T20:35:01-04:00April 25th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Big Tech Keeps Spending Billions on AI

FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality Rules

By Eva Dou, washingtonpost.com, 4-25-24 The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 April 25 to put the internet back under “net neutrality” regulation, reprising Obama-era rules that prohibit service providers from discriminating against certain websites by throttling or blocking them. But there’s a key detail that remains to be worked out: how to define the [...]

By |2024-04-25T20:34:28-04:00April 25th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality Rules

Supreme Court Likely To Reject Limits on White House Social Media Contacts

By Ann E. Marimow and Cat Zakrzewski, washingtonpost.com, 3-18-24 The Supreme Court seemed prepared March 18 to reject a Republican-led effort to sharply limit the federal government from pressuring social media companies to remove harmful posts and misinformation from their platforms. A majority of justices from across the ideological spectrum expressed concern about hamstringing [...]

By |2024-03-19T16:46:20-04:00March 18th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Supreme Court Likely To Reject Limits on White House Social Media Contacts

‘Can Universities Coexist With Free Speech?’ by Stuart N. Brotman Is Latest ‘Policy Perspectives’ Paper From The Madison Project

FOR RELEASE: March 15, 2024 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-506-8030 Vienna, Va., March 15, 2024 – The Media Institute’s initiative “The Madison Project: Free Speech and Press in American Democracy” has released a policy paper titled “Can Universities Coexist With Free Speech?” that examines the realities of free speech and the First [...]

By |2024-05-19T14:21:05-04:00March 15th, 2024|Press Releases|Comments Off on ‘Can Universities Coexist With Free Speech?’ by Stuart N. Brotman Is Latest ‘Policy Perspectives’ Paper From The Madison Project

FCC Cracks Down on Pay TV ‘Junk Fees’ With New ‘All-In Pricing’ Order

By Daniel Frankel, NextTV, 3-14-24 By a 3-2 party-line vote, the Federal Communications Commission on March 14 approved a report and order that would require cable and satellite pay TV operators to publish in their advertising and on customer bills the actual total price of their video service, so-called junk fees included. The FCC’s [...]

By |2024-03-20T19:49:59-04:00March 14th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on FCC Cracks Down on Pay TV ‘Junk Fees’ With New ‘All-In Pricing’ Order

House Passes TikTok Crackdown That Could Ban App in U.S.

By Cristiano Lima-Strong, washingtonpost.com, 3-13-24 The House overwhelmingly passed a measure March 13 to force TikTok to split from its parent company or face a national ban, a lightning offensive that materialized abruptly after years of unsuccessful negotiations over the platform’s fate. The legislation, approved 352 to 65 with 1 voting present, is a [...]

By |2024-03-13T17:18:41-04:00March 13th, 2024|Issue Watch|Comments Off on House Passes TikTok Crackdown That Could Ban App in U.S.

Media Institute Announces Charter Members of Steering Committee for The Madison Project: Free Speech and Press in American Democracy

FOR RELEASE: February 19, 2024 Contact: Richard T. Kaplar The Media Institute 703-506-8030 Vienna, Va., February 19, 2024 – The Media Institute has announced the charter members of the Steering Committee for The Madison Project: Free Speech and Press in American Democracy.  This is the Institute’s major new initiative that will assess threats and [...]

By |2024-02-19T14:20:28-04:00February 19th, 2024|Press Releases|Comments Off on Media Institute Announces Charter Members of Steering Committee for The Madison Project: Free Speech and Press in American Democracy
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