Matt Perault

Professor of the Practice
matthew.perault@unc.edu
Manning Hall
he/him/his

Faculty Expertise:

technology, antitrust, online expression, political advertising, Section 230, foreign policy and technology (including US-China)

Education:
BA (Political Science), Brown University
Master of Public Policy, Duke University
JD, Harvard Law School

Biography:
Matt is a professor of the practice at UNC's School of Information & Library Science and a consultant on technology policy issues.  He previously led the Center on Science & Technology Policy at Duke University and was a professor of the practice at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.  Before that, Matt worked at Facebook, where he was a director on the public policy team and the head of the global policy development team.  He covered issues ranging from antitrust to law enforcement to human rights and oversaw the company’s policy work on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.  In July 2019, he testified in Congress on the competitiveness of the technology sector.  

Prior to joining Facebook, Matt was Counsel at the Congressional Oversight Panel.  He previously worked as a consultant at the World Bank and served as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Matt holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University. 

Selected Publications and Presentations:
https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/CSTPBrie...
https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-to-fight-online-misinformation-crimi...
https://www.lawfareblog.com/us-needs-new-licensing-policy-chinese-compan...
https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/section-230-reform-antitrust-big-te...
https://www.competitionpolicyinternational.com/section-230-reform-a-typo...
https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/section-230-reform-legislative-trac...
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2021/03/19/how-to-increase-trans...
https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-the-political-advertising-black-box-...
https://scienceandsociety.duke.edu/breaking-blackout-black-boxes/ 
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2021-02-19/sharper...
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-and-antitrust-a-path-forward-11608...
https://www.dayoneproject.org/post/section-230-reform 
https://slate.com/technology/2020/10/section-230-hearing-online-speech-r...
https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-governments-shouldnt-choose-the-news...
https://slate.com/technology/2020/09/facebook-political-ad-ban-election-...
https://promarket.org/2020/07/16/should-facebook-pick-a-side/ 
https://slate.com/technology/2020/07/tiktok-hong-kong-china-bytedance.ht...
https://slate.com/technology/2020/05/apple-google-contact-tracing-app-pr...
https://www.lawfareblog.com/internet-freedom-10-years  
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/opinion/twitter-facebook-political-ad...
https://www.lawfareblog.com/doing-business-china-what-nba-can-learn-big-...
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tbd-technology-by-design/id1491929...