Tech Policy



A conversation about Section 230 took a backseat to political attacks in the final days before the election.

Expect less from lawmakers about Section 230, and more politicized attacks.

Campaigns rushed to get their ads in before the deadline.

Some of the staunchest critics of Facebook, Google and other Silicon Valley giants are ramping up their efforts — and their donations — to try to convince former vice president Joe Biden to take a harder line against the tech industry if he wins the 2020 election.

State and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November, according to four people familiar with the matter, embarking on a massive legal challenge against the tech giant and its perceived ironclad grip over social media.

Tech companies have aggressively opposed Trump's attempts to dismantle DACA.

The investigation began last year after Facebook was fined $5 billion as part of a privacy probe.

The move could compel Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey to testify at a hearing exploring their social media sites' content-moderation practices, ramping up the war between Republicans in Washington and tech giants in Silicon Valley less than two weeks before the election.

He says the importance of USAFacts is highlighted by 'sort of wild state of affairs.'

At stake in the lawsuit is no less than the power and political willingness of Washington to watch over Silicon Valley, putting to the test whether century-old federal antitrust rules are sufficiently powerful to keep the country's technology giants in check.

It could put more pressure on Congress to pass legislation addressing the tech industry.

The lawsuit kicks off a legal fight between Washington and Silicon Valley, one that could have vast implications not only for Google but also for the entire tech industry.

In seeking to reevaluate the law, the FCC and its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, waded into a politically contentious debate about the power and reach of the nation's largest technology companies in the heat of an election year

The companies' handling of a controversial New York Post article concerning Joe Biden's family is providing ammunition.

A group of eight powerful Democratic and Republican attorneys general plan to forge ahead with their own antitrust investigation into Google even after the Department of Justice files its own lawsuit against the search-and-advertising giant.

Workers, activists and politicians seized the high-profile shopping event to pressure the company.

There's in uncertainty in Washington over the future of airwaves needed for broad 5G deployment.

As the Trump administration and lawmakers attempt to cut technology ties with China, they are facing powerful opponents — U.S. companies that say some of the measures are too costly and cumbersome.

The incident could add to regulatory scrutiny of the tech giants.

The company announced it would temporarily halt all political ads after polls close.

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