US politics

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

Big Tech to face another bipartisan US antitrust bill

A bipartisan group of lawmakers, headed by Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Republican Chuck Grassley, plan to introduce a bill that would bar Big Tech platforms, like Amazo...

Huawei Technologies

Rubio calls on Biden administration to blacklist Huawei spin-off Honor

Republican Senators led by Marco Rubio called on the Biden administration to blacklist Honor, a former unit of embattled Chinese giant Huawei, describing the firm as a threat to na...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Facebook will try to ‘nudge’ teens away from harmful content

Facebook’s Nick Clegg has said the company would introduce new measures on its apps to prompt teens away from harmful content, as US lawmakers scrutinize how Facebook and sub...

Facebook

FTC must ensure tech companies uphold youth online privacy

Three US Democratic lawmakers have urged the FTC to ensure technology companies like Facebook, YouTube and TikTok comply with policy changes aimed protecting young people online.

Mark Zuckerberg

Senator asks Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on teen safety

Senator Ed Markey has asked for answers from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after new research suggested the social media titan failed to prevent display of harmful advertisements to...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

Whistleblower says Facebook put profit before reining in hate speech

A Facebook Inc whistleblower has accused the social media giant of repeatedly prioritizing profit over clamping down on hate speech and misinformation, and said her lawyers have fi...

Huawei Technologies

US Commerce chief: more action to be taken on Huawei if needed

US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said the Biden administration will take further action against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei if necessary, after some Republican lawmakers ha...

Platform News: Big Tech

States rally around proposed US laws to rein in Big Tech

A bipartisan group of US state attorneys general sent a letter to lawmakers urging them to pass a series of bills that tighten antitrust laws aimed at Big Tech companies like Faceb...

Adam Schiff

US congressman presses Facebook, Amazon on efforts to curb vaccine misinformation

US Democratic Representative Adam Schiff called on Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc on Thursday to provide a more thorough explanation of their efforts to mitigate the spread of COV...

Platform News: Facebook

New York Times: Facebook considers forming an election commission

Facebook Inc has approached academics and policy experts about forming a commission to advise it on issues relating to global elections, the New York Times reported has reported, c...

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.

Jack Dorsey

Twitter-backed Bluesky picks entrepreneur to lead web research group

Bluesky, an organization funded by Twitter to build technology aimed at fundamentally changing how social media platforms operate, on Monday announced a leader for the project near...

Apple App Store

US lawmakers introduce bill to rein in Apple and Google app stores

A bipartisan trio of senators introduced a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, including Apple and Google.

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

US lawmaker says Facebook move to cut off researcher access is ‘deeply concerning’

Senator Mark Warner has said that Facebook Inc’s move to disable the accounts of a group of New York University researchers who were studying political ads on its platform wa...

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