Data companies scraping social media for political purposes is normal, but social media companies need to be overly transparent about how they use their customers’ data. Read "Political use of Facebook data is old hat but still creates problems" on AEI.
Facebook’s battles over Russian ads and the Cambridge Analytica revelations demonstrate that the economics of a platform business are highly complicated. Read "Five things Facebook needs to know about platform economics" on AEI.
Read “Should Big Tech be held more liable for the content on their platforms?” An AEIdeas online symposium on AEI.
While Congress is considering whether to overrule the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era net neutrality regulations, to write a new Communications Act, or both, it would be good to review what leading economic research has said about the issues. Read "What does economics say about updating the Communications Act?" on AEI.
with Jeff Lawrence If President Trump wants his plan to succeed where other have not, he will need to lead in a way that none of the others did. As will the rest of the country. Read "Without Pressure From the Electorate, Better Infrastructure Will Just Be Talk" on RealClearMarkets.