Crypto’s meltdown is refocusing Washington’s attention on regulating the industry
Financial watchdogs are zeroing in on stablecoins, the subset of cryptocurrencies meant to offer traders a safe harbor from the wild swings of the wider crypto market
Musk doesn’t own Twitter yet, but conservatives are racking up followers
Carlson’s gain is one of several early signs that Musk’s takeover is already shifting the dynamics of one of the most influential social networks in the country. A Washington Post analysis of hundreds of Twitter accounts found that right-leaning accounts, including Republican members of Congress, received a surge in followers since the deal was announced last month, even as their Democratic counterparts’ followings flatline.
Tech groups ask Supreme Court to block Texas social media law
NetChoice and the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed an emergency request for a stay, seeking to overturn an appeals court ruling that allowed Texas's social media law to take effect.
The Technology 202: The future of social media could be decided by the Supreme Court
‘Everybody who thinks they have been canceled now has access to the courts’
Big Tech would get its own regulator under new Senate bill
Under a bill introduced by Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.) the commission would be able to interrogate the algorithms that power major tech platforms and set new rules to force greater transparency of social media.
Senator introduces bill giving Big Tech its own federal watchdog
The bill represents a growing awareness that the federal government is consistently outmatched in resources and tech skills when examining massive Silicon Valley companies.
Musk reinstating Trump could give Facebook, YouTube cover to follow suit
The move could have a "domino effect" on other platforms, said one researcher.
Biden locks arms with telecom giants, riling allies
His display of support for companies' Internet pricing moves ignores lobbying, advocates say.
For the Biden administration, a preview of tech oversight under GOP rule
The uproar over the "Disinformation Governance Board" could be a sign of things to come.
Musk says he will ban Twitter spam bots, but he has been a beneficiary
Elon Musk has promised to rid Twitter of bots. But he's been the frequent beneficiary of bot accounts.
Judge dismisses Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter
The judge’s dismissal comes after Elon Musk announced his plans to buy Twitter, taking issue over content moderation decisions he views as limiting free speech — and raising speculation that Trump could return to the platform.
Will social media platforms ban ads promoting abortion in red states?
A slew of states are poised to deem abortion an illegal activity, which platforms ban in ads.
Law enforcement may fully unleash its data collection tools on abortion
Privacy advocates fear the repercussions of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion.
Is this Congress’s best shot to open up the ‘black box’ of social media?
Sen. Chris Coons wants to force platforms to fork over data.
Lawmakers aim to make California a national leader on kids online safety
Advocates say a pair of new bills would be the toughest laws in the U.S.
DHS tries to right controversial rollout of its ‘disinformation governance board’
The department initially offered few details about the scope of the board's work.
Hispanic caucus pushes YouTube chief for data on misinformation in Spanish
In a rare private meeting on Capitol Hill, lawmakers pressed CEO Susan Wojcicki for more transparency.
The fate of lawmakers’ tech antitrust push may hinge on one bill
One measure has become the epicenter of a power struggle between Washington and Silicon Valley.
Elon Musk wants to ‘defeat the spam bots’ but faces a free speech problem
Experts say that a crackdown could hinder anonymous or pseudonymous speech.
Biden’s tech agenda gets a reality check as Elon Musk buys Twitter
Washington’s hands are largely tied as the world’s richest person acquires an influential social network, an impact of the regulatory void around social media companies.