TTP Director Katie Paul Named as One of Newsweek’s 50 Greatest Disruptors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Newsweek announced its inaugural America’s Greatest Disruptors list, honoring “50 visionaries, innovators and pioneers who are transforming the world through technology.” Campaign for Accountability (CfA) is thrilled to share that Tech Transparency Project (TTP) director Katie Paul was among those selected for this celebrated recognition.
This past year, under Paul’s leadership, TTP has helped expose a wide range of broken promises, oversights, and outright failures of some of the world’s largest tech companies. In 2020, TTP’s research was essential in tracking the rise of the Boogaloo movement on Facebook. In 2021, it exposed how domestic militias were utilizing the platform to spread anti-vax conspiracies and organize around January 6. Further research documented issues ranging from Meta’s failure to prevent teens from purchasing drugs or viewing harmful eating disorder content on its platforms, to Apple’s inability to demonstrate that its supply chain is free from dehumanizing forced labor. In recent months, lawmakers have utilized TTP’s reports in their efforts to hold top tech executives accountable during high profile testimony, and outside advocates – including CfA – have used TTP research as the basis for direct calls to action.
“2021 has been a landmark year for exposing many of the most glaring externalities of Big Tech’s unmitigated growth, but there is much more to be done in the area of identifying and implementing solutions,” Paul said. “We’re appreciative that Newsweek is recognizing the importance of this work, and we remain committed to developing the most accurate picture of Big Tech’s most urgent ills as lawmakers and regulators begin moving from examination to action.”
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.newsweek.com/2021/12/24/americas-50-greatest-disruptors-visionaries-innovators-who-are-changing-world-1659055.html
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