Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act

USA: Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act has been introduced to prohibit harmful algorithms, increase transparency into websites’ content moderation practices, and commission a cross-government investigation into discriminatory algorithms. It’d require online platforms to:

• Describe to users in plain language the algorithms they employ and the information they collect to power them.

• Maintain detailed records describing their algorithms for review by the Federal Trade Commission, in compliance with key privacy and data de-identification standards.

• Publish annual public reports detailing their content moderation practices.

Full text: www.markey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/ajopta.pdf

By Vedang R. Vatsa

IT & Management Consultant