Special Lunchtime Q&A with Professor Nate Persily

New legislation called the Platform Transparency and Accountability Act, informed by the testimony of Professor Persily, would authorize the Federal Trade Commission to set mandatory requirements for social media platforms to share data with researchers at universities. The goal of the legislation is to increase transparency, and give researchers access to critical data gathered by platforms, in order to gain insight into key societal issues. During this open-ended Q&A session, participants can ask Professor Persily about the Act, the role of social media in the upcoming state primary elections, and more broadly about elections and democracy in the digital age. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Location: Date: May 13, 2022 Time: 12:50 pm - 1:20 pm Nate Persily