Latest from Tony Romm
Facebook users have been bombarded with misleading ads about medication meant to prevent the transmission of HIV, according to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocates, who say the tech giant’s refusal to remove the content has created a public-health crisis.
  • Dec 9, 2019
The wildly popular app's chief is expected to visit Capitol Hill, sources say, as TikTok tries to convince lawmakers the Chinese-owned company is not a risk to Americans' privacy, national security or freedom of speech.
  • Dec 5, 2019
Free-speech advocates say in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the policy violates federal law and runs afoul of the Constitution.
  • Dec 5, 2019
The possible disclaimer is among a series of changes the company has mentioned to Democratic and Republican operatives.
  • Dec 4, 2019
TikTok on Wednesday acknowledged it had erred in penalizing a 17-year-old who had posted witty but incisive political videos, promising it would restore her ability to access her account on her personal device.
  • Nov 27, 2019
Homespun disinformation campaigns on social media represent a rising threat, capable of stoking conflict among voters and turning unwitting users into agents of online deception.
  • Nov 27, 2019
TikTok said it didn't take action because of her political commentary, but the incident has raised fresh concerns about its approach to free speech.
  • Nov 26, 2019
Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed tough, new punishments for Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley tech giants that mishandle their users’ personal data, unveiling a sweeping new online privacy bill that aims to provide people their “Miranda rights” for the digital age.
  • Nov 26, 2019
The policies, which restrict how campaigns can target users online, left strategists fearing they had lost a key tool for culling new supporters and donations less than a year before the 2020 election
  • Nov 21, 2019
Google on Wednesday announced new restrictions on political advertisers around the world, including new rules that prevent candidates from targeting narrow categories of Web users, including based on their political affiliation.
  • Nov 20, 2019