The Tech Oversight Project
Who We Are
The Tech Oversight Project is charged with holding Big Tech accountable for its anti-competitive and corrupting influence on our society and the levers of power. To achieve this, the Tech Oversight Project will engage with key lawmakers and decision-makers to punch back against false narratives, expose bad actors in tech who are harming our country, and push for landmark antitrust legislation to restore competition and normalcy in our everyday lives.
Why We’re Fighting
Despite bleeding competitors dry, spreading disinformation, contributing to online harassment and real-world hate crimes, and putting children and families in danger, companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon continue to operate without accountability and to profit from these practices. These corporations have platformed terrorists, lied to Congress, weaponized our personal data against us, and leveraged their market dominance to protect the greedy ill-gotten gains. There is only one course of action: punish Big Tech to restore our nation, protect our families, and help small businesses compete.
What We’re Fighting For
Comprehensive antitrust legislation that restores competitiveness, prevents discrimination against small businesses, and promotes a healthier online experience for users of all ages.
Enshrined safeguards that put individuals and families back in control of their own data to end the onerous practice of surveillance by Big Tech.
Repercussions for spreading disinformation and failure to remove bad actors.
The Tech Oversight Project Issues Statement on Meta’s Frivolous Lawsuit Against the FTC and War on Kids
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Tech Oversight Project issued the following statement after Meta announced that it is pursuing a laughably frivolous lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for enforcing privacy protections for children online. Meta’s lawsuit comes after a barrage of recent negative news coverage. Background is below. “From the multi-state lawsuit to […]
MEMO: Polling on Regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology
Download the full memo here. MEMORANDUM To: Interested Parties From: Sacha Haworth, Executive Director, Tech Oversight Project Re: Polling on Regulating Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Date: November 29, 2023 PURPOSE: Congress needs to consider the full spectrum of AI harms, heed public polling, and pass urgently-needed AI protections that will protect competition, mitigate consumer harms, […]
The Tech Oversight Project Issues Statement on Meta’s Decision to Profit from, Allow Election-Denier Ads on Platforms
Read the full story here. WASHINGTON, DC – Today, The Tech Oversight Project issued the following statement after Meta publicly announced that they would allow election-denial ads back on its platforms – a stunning reversal from its decision made in the wake of January 6th. To learn more, read the story here. “Following Russia’s […]