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Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato is Senior Policy Counsel at Free Press.

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Misinformation's Deadly Profit Motive

Big Tech companies continually put profits and growth over the safety of their users. We cannot wait for more people to die before we take action.

Jessica González ·


Resilient Networks Can Save Lives

The injustice and barriers getting in the way of people trying to stay connected are nearly identical to the injustices woven into our electrical grids.

Carmen Scurato ·


The Trump FCC’s Parting Gift to Fox Is Bad News for Media Diversity

Trump may have soured on Fox since he lost the election, but it seems his FCC chairman, Ajit Pai, has not.

Carmen Scurato ·


Facebook's Content-Moderation Policies Are a Hot Mess

The proliferation of divisive and hateful content is baked into Facebook’s business model: The platform profits from finely targeting ads to users who are most likely to respond to them.

Carmen Scurato ·


Facebook's Unchecked Power Endangers Civil Rights

If Mark Zuckerberg truly believes in giving everyone a voice, the company must integrate a power, race, and social analysis into its policies and their enforcement.

Gaurav Laroia ·


Why the Demise of the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Good News for You

T-Mobile buying Sprint would consolidate the wholesale market, drying up competition and driving up prices

Carmen Scurato ·


Tech Companies Need to Get Serious About Confronting Hate

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other large tech companies already have policies that ban hateful, violent, and harassing content. It is clear they need to do much more.

Carmen Scurato ·

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