“Tech’s liability shield becomes trade-deal flashpoint“ – Axios. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced her late opposition to including language in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) of language granting liability protection for social media platforms akin to Section 230. Pelosi echoed House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden’s (R-OR) objections lodged earlier this year to extending the provisions to the USMCA. However, given Pelosi’s usual savvy approach, why did she wait until the end of negotiations?
“American trash: How an e-waste sting uncovered a shocking betrayal“ – The Verge. An organization dedicated to ensuring ethical e-recycling finds out a trusted partner was shipping e-waste off to China contrary to its commitments. This article explains the policy considerations arising from American’s use and discarding of so many electronic devices.
“Our Brains Are No Match for Our Technology“ – The New York Times. The executive director of the Center for Humane Technology argues that radical government policies will be needed to address the challenges presented by big tech, for the human brain is proving no match.