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FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FCC nominee does not support US internet rate regulation

President Joe Biden’s pick for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission told a US Senate Committee she does not back government regulation of broadband rates.

Platform News: Amazon packages

Amazon warns merchants about antitrust bills in Congress

Amazon has warned some merchants selling via its marketplace that antitrust proposals in the US Congress might hurt their business, a company spokesperson said.

Platform News: Dreamers

US tech companies disappointed with DACA ruling, urge Congress to act

Some US tech companies expressed disappointment with a ruling by a federal judge that blocked new applications to a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the United ...

Platform News: Facebook on a smartphone

US Supreme Court backs Facebook in case about unwanted texting

The US Supreme Court on Thursday made it easier for businesses to pester consumers with phone calls or text messages by tossing out a lawsuit accusing Facebook of violating a feder...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

American lawmakers fume over Big Tech’s answers on misinformation

In their first appearance before Congress since Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, the chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter were asked by lawmakers whether their ...

Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Dorsey called out for trolling Congress during hearing

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweeted his frustration with lawmakers’ questions on the social media platform during a hearing about misinformation, leading one member of congre...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Congressional report suggests big trouble for Big Tech if Biden wins White House

A scathing report detailing abuses of market power by four leading platform businesses suggests a tough road ahead of new rules and more rigorous enforcement for ‘Big Tech...

Platform News: Social Media Giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter

US Justice Department proposes changes to platforms’ immunity

President Trump has met with nine Republican state attorney generals to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for online companies following the Justice Department unveiled a legisl...

Congress Hearings Big Tech

At big tech hearing, the non-denials speak louder than words

At Wednesday’s hotly anticipated congressional hearing on ‘Big Tech’ Chief Executives, much of what they said was utterly predictable, namely we’re not that...

Platform Industry: President Trump, Social Media, Section 230 and Fake News

GOP senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

Four Republican US senators have urged the Federal Communications Commission to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies after President Trump urged ac...