Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato

Carmen Scurato is Senior Policy Counsel at Free Press.

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai, seen here at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference, on Monday backed the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr/cc) Views
Friday, December 04, 2020
The Trump FCC’s Parting Gift to Fox Is Bad News for Media Diversity
This holiday season is different in countless ways. A global pandemic, a fractured presidential transition and baseless claims of voter fraud underscore how chaotic this year has been. But one thing rings familiar: The Federal Communication Commission is continuing its tradition of handouts to...
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Just because some of us don’t see hateful posts in our newsfeeds doesn’t diminish the impact they have on those who do. (Photo: Legal Loop) Views
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Facebook's Content-Moderation Policies Are a Hot Mess
I confess: I still have a Facebook account. This might seem unusual for someone who works on curbing the spread of hate speech online. Much of my feed consists of puppies, babies and posts from my local Buy Nothing Group . Your Facebook feed probably looks a lot different than mine. We have...
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With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Facebook's Unchecked Power Endangers Civil Rights
Whether by accident or design, Facebook's massive scale and reach have made the online platform part of the world's social fabric. But behind its network of 2.6-billion regular users lurk algorithms specifically created to amplify divisive content and drive people apart. Add to that mix a lax...
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The T-Mobile commitment that rings most hollow is its claim that it would “indefinitely” continue Sprint’s participation in Lifeline. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Why the Demise of the T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Be Good News for You
This week marks one year since the announcement of the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, and it’s not looking good for the $26.5-billion deal. That’s great news for people across the country struggling to afford wireless services. In March, I testified before Congress on how the deal...
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Monday, April 08, 2019
Tech Companies Need to Get Serious About Confronting Hate
There are constant global reminders of the role that tech companies play in fueling the rampant rise of white supremacy. Following the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, social-media platforms struggled to keep the horrific video of the live shooting off of their platforms. And...
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