Forty-six attorneys general have joined a New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook, the states announced Tuesday, commencing a high-stakes, sweeping bipartisan probe of the tech giant.
It’s not just tech companies that are in a position of relative strength since 2016.
The company said Monday it disabled a network of accounts originating in Russia that posed at times as locals in swing states to post on divisive political issues and the upcoming presidential election.
“I think we ought to have a freedom of responsibility,” Rep. Johnson says.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg drew fresh ire from Democratic presidential candidates, free speech experts and civil rights advocates, who argued his speech in Washington this week failed to acknowledged the troubles with the tech giant’s practices.
He is also heading to Capitol Hill again next week.
This is the full text of the speech Mark Zuckerberg gave at Georgetown University on free expression.
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview with The Washington Post that he worries “about an erosion of truth” online but defended the policy allowing politicians to peddle ads containing misrepresentations and lies on his social network, a stance that has sparked an outcry during the 2020 presidential campaign.
USMCA ship may have already sailed.
Hughes and his allies are putting new money toward a new "anti-monopoly" fund, hoping to harness heightened interest around big tech into a broader movement to analyze, regulate or dismantle behemoths in agriculture, healthcare and other industries where he says competition is lacking and consumers feel the pain.