Senators announce new social media transparency bill

The Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA) is a recently announced bill establishing new rules compelling social media platforms to share data with “qualified researchers.” “If passed, this legislation would provide a real pathway for researchers to better understand online harms and start coming up with solutions,” said Laura Edelson, Ph.D. candidate in computer science and engineering, and co-founder of Cybersecurity for Democracy at NYU Tandon.