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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters after the weekly policy lunch in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., October 29, 2019.

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What’s in the antisemitism bill in Congress?

In response to roiling campus protests, the House of Representatives passed the Antisemitism Awareness Act on Wednesday. It attracted both bipartisan support and opposition — and now the Senate has a hot latke on its hands.

What does the bill do? It provides an official definition of antisemitic conduct that the Education Department could theoretically use to crack down on universities. If schools tolerate protesters who engage in what the bill defines as antisemitism, they could lose valuable federal research grants.

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A view of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., May 11, 2021. Picture taken May 11, 2021.


Deepfake recordings make a point in Georgia

A Georgia lawmaker used a novel approach to help pass legislation to ban deepfakes in politics: he used a deepfake. Republican state representative Brad Thomas used an AI-generated recording of two of his bills opponents—state senator Colton Moore and activist Mallory Staples—endorsing the bill.

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The path to holding social media companies accountable
The Path to Holding Social Media Companies Accountable | GZERO World

The path to holding social media companies accountable

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen thinks governments need to rethink how they regulate social media companies to hold them accountable for the consequences of their actions.

Instead of laws banning specific stuff, which lawyers are very good at skirting, governments should develop legislation that opens conversations about potential problems.

"That's an ongoing, flexible approach to trying to direct them back towards the common good," she tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.

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