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Discussion Paper

The Blueprint for a New Government Agency

| July 06, 2023

This discussion paper presents a comprehensive blueprint for the establishment of a federal watchdog within the U.S. government, tasked with overseeing the digital services industry and enforcing standards as they are developed. This paper is part of the Democracy and Internet Governance Initiative. 
 

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Drivers of Platform Harm

    Authors:
  • Robert Laxer
  • Nishank Motwani
  • Dilnoza Satarova
  • Sandhya Jetty
  • Rohan Chandra
  • Elizabeth Parant
  • Nadyah Hilmi
  • Ruchika Joshi
  • Barath Harithas
| June 05, 2023

The rise of digital platforms has been accompanied by numerous societal harms, including a burgeoning mental health crisis, countless cases of online harassment, and growing political polarization. This publication identifies the causal drivers of these harms, based on research across academia, civil society, and industry.