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Facebook blocks news in Australia

Feb 18, 2021
Facebook's decision to wipe the news feeds came in response to lawmakers coming closer to passing a landmark new law.
A proposed law in Australia would require social media sites, like Facebook, and search engines, like Google, to pay publishers for news content that appears on their sites.
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Maryland passes new tax on internet advertising

Feb 12, 2021
The tax targets tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon and will raise an estimated $250 million. But a legal fight is likely.
The tax is aimed at tech giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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Impeachment won't interfere with Democrats' economic agenda, Rep. Ro Khanna says

Jan 13, 2021
Silicon Valley lawmaker Ro Khanna on impeachment, Twitter and breaking up Big Tech.
Rep. Ro Khanna, a Democrat representing California's Silicon Valley, said he favors regulation and antitrust enforcement over breaking up Big Tech companies.
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10 states accuse Google of breaking antitrust law

The lawsuit said Google illegally leveraged its power in advertising to squash competitors and overcharge for its services.
The lawsuit said Google illegally leveraged its power in advertising to squash competitors and overcharge for its services.
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Big Tech isn't "home free" with Biden presidency, professor says

"I think Mr. Biden is less strident than Mr. Trump is. But Mr. Biden won't lay off a lot.," says Erik Gordon of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
President-elect Joe Biden waves to supporters as he leaves The Queen theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on Nov. 9, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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Are the Big Tech companies breaking antitrust rules? Their CEOs testify before Congress.

Members of Congress believe that these companies are abusing their power. But have they done anything illegal?
This composite photo shows, from left to right, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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How Reno, Nevada, turned its economy into a small powerhouse

Mayor Hillary Schieve said playing on the region's strengths and diversifying its economy helped revive the struggling, post-recession city.
A neon sign welcomes people to Reno, Nevada.
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Senate subcommittee considers whether giant tech companies have too much power

Sep 18, 2019
Do giant tech companies require more oversight?
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