Elon Musk wants to save the ‘public square.’ Tech veterans have a reality-check for him.
There's no "easy solutions to this," one Facebook alum said.
Justice Dept. says ‘good faith researchers’ no longer will face hacking charges
The police recognizes the importance of cybersecurity research in the modern era.
How the GOP assault on social media flipped net neutrality on its head
Republicans, who oppose common carrier rules for telecom, learned to embrace them for tech.
Texas, 12 states fire back at tech industry in Supreme Court filings
The filing escalates a battle between Paxton and industry groups representing some of the country’s most powerful social media firms, which have turned to the Supreme Court after a surprise ruling at the 5th Circuit court last week allowed the law to take effect.
Meta's Clegg: Facebook’s rule book won’t work in the metaverse
In an interview, the exec calls virtual safety a "philosophically, technologically and legally different phenomenon."
Inside Facebook's political advocacy group
Facebook has come under pressure by lawmakers in Washington. But the company has a loud and aggressive defender: American Edge, a Facebook-funded political advocacy group that has launched a full-throated advertising campaign to fight back.
Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grass-roots groups to fight its battles in Washington
By funding minority interest groups, conservative think tanks and small business groups American Edge creates the appearance of grassroots opposition to antitrust regulation, absent Facebook's fingerprints.
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.