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Timothy Karr

Timothy Karr

Timothy Karr is the senior director of strategy for Free Press Action Fund, the advocacy organization that fights for everyone’s rights to connect and communicate. Follow him on Twitter: @TimKarr.

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World Press Freedom During the US Tech Boom

Free Press believes that creating a diverse and thriving news sector in the United States can be achieved by imposing a tax on online-advertising revenues that fuel the platforms and the attention economy.

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Tucker Carlson’s Racism: Paid for by You

Carlson's enormous paycheck comes out of the pockets of millions of people who never watch his show or anything else on Fox.

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Cutting Deals with Big Tech Won't Save Journalism

We need strong public-media laws that prioritize a free press, civic-minded news production and the interests of the communities news outlets are supposed to serve.

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Facebook, Twitter and YouTube: Ban Trump or Face Another Mass Boycott

These powerful tech giants and their top executives must decide: Are they on the side of democracy or in favor of profiting from the spread of bigotry and lies?

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Confused by Section 230? So Is Donald Trump

A key protection for internet freedom has run headlong into a Trump administration determined to stifle all criticism of the president and ensure that social media remain tools for the unchecked spread of the president's brand of disinformation and bigotry.

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Why Facebook Filtering Will Ultimately Fail

We as a society need to do more than hope that Facebook can fix itself.

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Can Anyone Stop Facebook from Poisoning Democracy?

While the social media giant wraps itself in the banner of free expression and political speech, it serves more as a scrim to hide its continued spread of political disinformation to tens of millions of voters in advance of the 2020 elections.

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