Chamber of Progress announces inaugural awards series recognizing the worst of tech policy
On Tuesday (4/04/23), Chamber of Progress announced the first annual Tech 404 Awards, awards recognizing the worst ideas in tech policy of 2023. Taking their name from the 404 Error Code – which tells users their link is broken or page doesn’t exist – the awards recognize legislation that threatens to break the Internet and harm digital consumers.
This year’s Tech 404 Awards recognize the most distinguished terrible ideas in five categories: Worst for Children; Worst for Reproductive Freedom; Worst for Working Families; Worst for Online Communities; and Worst Constitutional Violation.
“Smart tech policy encourages the good parts of technology, discourages its abuses, and spreads its benefits across the country,” said Chamber of Progress CEO Adam Kovacevich. “Unfortunately this year’s Tech 404 Award recipients do the opposite – making technology worse for children, women, and families, and ultimately harming people online.”
The award recipients for this year’s Tech 404 Awards include:
- Worst for Children: Utah’s Parental Control Legislation
- Worst for Reproductive Freedom: Texas’s Reproductive Health Censorship Bill
- Worst for Working Families: Minnesota’s and New York’s Delivery Tax Bills
- Worst for Online Communities: Iowa’s Anti-Content Moderation Bill
- Worst Constitutional Violations: Florida’s Tech Agenda
Chamber of Progress (progresschamber.org) is a center-left tech industry policy coalition promoting technology’s progressive future. We work to ensure that all Americans benefit from technological leaps, and that the tech industry operates responsibly and fairly.
Our corporate partners do not have a vote on or veto over our positions. We do not speak for individual partner companies and remain true to our stated principles even when our partners disagree.