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All Things Policy: Lessons to Learn on Big Tech Regulation

Both the US and Europe have attempted to regulate ‘Big Tech’ effectively. Soon, it will be India’s turn to work out new ground rules for these novel technologies and business practices. Atish Padhy and Saurabh Modi join Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss what India should learn from the Western experience, and...

The wrong way to regulate disinformation

This article originally appeared in Deccan Herald. When the Kerala Governor signed a controversial Ordinance, now withdrawn, proposing amendments to the Kerala Police Act, there was understandably a significant amount of criticism and ire directed at the state government for a provision that warranted a three-year jail term for intentionally...

All Things Policy: How Not To Regulate Disinformation

The Kerala State government has backed down from amending its Police Act to include imprisonment for social media posts considered “offensive” or “defamatory”. But different efforts to tackle disinformation across the country throughout 2020 indicate that we risk short-term responses without considering the long-term fall out. In this episode, Rohan...

What we don’t talk about when we talk about ‘Big Tech’

While the world speculates what a Biden administration is likely to look like, those in the technology space, including journalists and researchers, seem to agree that the severe scrutiny of ‘Big Tech’ companies, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook, is likely to continue. As veteran Silicon Valley journalist Casey Newton asserts...

Of regulating information and disorder: MisDisMal-Information Edition 25

This is an excerpt from edition 25 of MisDisMal-Information (Of regulating information and disorder)– For the complete edition, go here. There was a lot of concern over the weekend as Kerala’s Governor gave his assent to an ordinance to amend the Kerala Police Act ostensibly in response to rising information disorder and...

Nations are hurting themselves in their big fight with Big Tech

This article was originally published in Live Mint. Views are Personal. In a recent interview with The Atlantic magazine, Barack Obama described social media as “the single biggest threat to our democracy”, arguing that these platforms had destroyed the common narrative necessary for democracy to function. He held tech companies...

Nitin Pai appeared in a panel on Emerging Geopolitics in High Technology at the Bengaluru Tech Summit

Nitin Pai appeared in a panel on Emerging Geopolitics in High Technology at the Bengaluru Tech Summit. The panel also featured Australian Strategic Policy Institute Deputy Director, Danielle Cave and Ambassador Latha Reddy. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/nO2ROLxf-Qo

Flawed regulation can undermine the digital payment ecosystem

Anupam Manur writes in Hindustan Times on why the limits placed on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions for third-party apps by NPCI is flawed. Systemic risks are automatically lower when consumers, merchants, and third-party app developers are all multi-homing, meaning they simultaneously use more than one app for the same purpose....

All Things Policy: What India’s Information Ecosystem Can Learn from the US Elections

Information disorder took center-stage in the 2020 US elections, with mass-media and social media platforms both amplifying and containing narratives. What lessons can the information ecosystem in India learn from them? Prateek Waghre is joined by Devika Khandelwal from ‘Logically’ and Himanshi Dahiya from ‘The Quint’ to talk about this....

All Things Policy: The Political Theatre of Section 230

The US Senate questioned the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google on whether Section 230- which shields them from liability for the actions of online users – enables their own ‘bad behaviour’. What’s driving this new bout of scrutiny? And how will this affect the policy landscape in India? Manoj...
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