SCOTUS Cases Could Influence Platform Transparency

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The Supreme Court will address Texas & Florida laws aiming to restrict content moderation on social media. The rulings could also have widespread implications for the government's ability to mandate transparency and data access from platforms.

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Policymakers across the world are reshaping the laws and regulations governing online spaces. But without access to high-quality empirical evidence, legislators risk operating in the dark. That's where we come in.

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