UPDATE: Out of deference to the passing of former Senator Bob Dole, who will lie in state in the Rotunda beginning at 10 AM, this hearing will now begin at 10:45 a.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband will convene a hearing titled, “Disrupting Dangerous Algorithms: Addressing the Harms of Persuasive Technology,” at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021. This hearing will consider legislative solutions that address the dangers of online platforms’ use of technology to manipulate user experiences. Witnesses will discuss the need for greater transparency of automated processes and artificial intelligence, as well as policies to make platforms accountable for their use of algorithms designed to optimize engagement over harm to users.
- Ms. Jessica J. González, Co-CEO, Free Press
- Ms. Rose Jackson, Director, Democracy & Tech Initiative, Digital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council
- Dr. Dean Eckles, Associate Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
- Mr. James Poulos, Executive Editor of the American Mind, The Claremont Institute
Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253
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Ms. Jessica J. GonzálezCo-CEOFree Press
James PoulosExecutive Editor of the American MindThe Claremont Institute
Dr. Dean EcklesAssociate Professor of MarketingMIT Sloan School of Management
Rose JacksonDirector, Democracy & Tech InitiativeDigital Forensic Research Lab, Atlantic Council