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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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“It’s turned from one need to another”

Jan 8, 2021
As the pandemic drags on, a Facebook bartering group helps support communities in southern Nevada.
Veronica Coon, of Henderson, Nevada, created Barter Group — Southern NV on Facebook back in March.

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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Facebook case won't be "open and shut," former antitrust attorney says

Erik Gordon thinks we won't see Facebook broken up and spun off into smaller separate companies.
Erik Gordon says there are other remedies for Facebook besides breaking it up, including making it open up some of its proprietary technology.
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Facebook, Twitter and more crack down on violent rhetoric, election misinformation

Social media companies are now in the business of trying to swat down misinformation, as is clear from the 2020 election.
Since Election Day, Twitter has put about a third of President Donald Trump’s tweets behind a fact-check label.
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Senators grill tech CEOs as both parties fault internet content policies

Oct 28, 2020
Legislation to tighten the oversight of internet content may be coming.
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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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The next TikTok could well be on the way to the U.S. before long

Sep 22, 2020
The wildly popular video-sharing app may be the beginning of a new era in Chinese tech.
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Why Microsoft wants TikTok and how the U.S. government feels about that

Aug 3, 2020
In the tech world, Microsoft is seen as the serious company that does grown-up stuff, so why does it want the social media platform?
Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok could put it in the leagues of Facebook and YouTube.
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