Welcome to one of the least glamorous awards in tech policy — the Second Annual Tech 404 Awards. Every April 4, in a special nod to the Error Code 404 that tells users a link is broken or a page no longer exists, we host a celebration of the worst tech policy ideas of the year.

In considering award recipients for this year’s Tech 404 Awards, Chamber of Progress reviewed hundreds of federal, state, and local tech policy proposals. During a year that’s seen an onslaught of state legislation censoring teens, enabling digital hate speech, hamstringing AI innovation, and endangering individual privacy, this year’s award decisions were especially difficult.

After a rigorous and unscientific selection process, Chamber of Progress is proud to present the winners for this year’s Tech 404 Awards.

Here are this year’s Tech 404 Awards, recognizing the most distinguished terrible ideas in six separate categories: