University of Chicago: How to Mitigate the Political Impacts of Social Media and Digital Platform Concentration

May 10, 2019

We recommend the creation of a new regulator and enhanced arrangements for inter-agency cooperation. The following principles should guide the creation of a Digital Authority (DA) tasked with regulating digital platforms: (1) The DA should have a reasonable degree of autonomy from industry influences to make decisions about social media platforms in the public interest, (2) The jurisdiction of the DA should cover as many social media-related functions as possible to prevent regulatory fragmentation, (3) Mechanisms for coordination with other agencies should be created et al.

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