For Policymakers

How can top social media platforms be held accountable for protecting the public interest?

What We Do

CHT provides innovative analysis and ideas for effective tech policies to policymakers, technologists, the media, and the general public. We devise policy principles and recommendations at the “sweet spot” of vibrant entrepreneurship and public good. Our work is informed by policy experts, technologists, and thought leaders as we endeavor to positively shape our digital future.

Policy Spotlight

2020 | Tristan Harris testifies in a House hearing on Americans at Risk: Manipulation and Deception in the Digital Age

Policy Resources

POLICY Reforms

These Potential Policy Reforms describe a framework to address asymmetries of power along with specific mechanisms and examples of existing/proposed measures.

POLICY PRINCIPLES

These Policy Principles provide a framework to guide the development of policy proposals both inside and outside of CHT.

Podcast Episodes

Currently among the top Apple Podcasts in technology, CHT’s podcast Your Undivided Attention exposes how social media’s race for attention manipulates our choices, breaks down truth, and destabilizes our real-world communities — and how to fix it. Here are a few recent policy-focused episodes:

22 – Digital Democracy is Within Reach

Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister, helps us imagine a world where every country has a digital minister and technologically-enabled legislative bodies.

July 23, 2020

13 – Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin take us behind the scenes of Center for Humane Technology's January 8th testimony to the Energy and Commerce Committee on disinformation in the digital age.

January 30, 2020

10 – Rock the Voter

Brittany Kaiser, a former Cambridge Analytica insider, witnessed a two-day presentation at the company that shocked her and her co-workers.

December 5, 2019

MEDIA Highlights

Collision Conference 2020

Tech, governance and the fate of society with Andrew Yang

July 23, 2020

Real Time with Bill Maher

Tristan Harris on the End of Free Choice

November 6, 2020