The Narrative: A new Chief Twit; India wants you to complain; KSA hurls a BRIC

November 1, 2022 The Twitter Acquisition Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, by threatening to upset the social media status quo, has kicked off a rambunctious but mostly healthy controversy in the US about the role of content moderation in the ”public square.” In a separate blog post, Milton Mueller explains...

Final Conference Program Set!

IGP's 7th Annual Conference, "From Internet Governance to Digital Political Economy," is only a few days away. We've added a few new things, including Louise Marie Hurel Silva Dias to the opening panel discussion, and an assessment of the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework by U.S. privacy law scholar Peter...

Apple and YMTC: Another “national security” risk?

Recently, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) decried that Apple is considering adding Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp (YMTC), a Chinese state-owned manufacturer specializing in flash memory, to its supplier list for iOS-based devices.  Today, bipartisan support exists to blacklist YMTC, threatening to bar Apple from contracting them...

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission report (part 2)

The first part of this blog exposed some of the hidden assumptions underlying the Solarium Commission recommendations and provided a general overview of the report. Now we will take a closer look at other recommendations of the report, specifically those dealing with information sharing and centralization of authority in CISA....