• Trump Tries To Clamp Down On Social Media
    President Trump, incensed that Twitter alerted users to a dubious claim in his tweets, has followed through on a longstanding threat to issue an executive order targeting social media platforms.
  • Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge
    A lawsuit accusing the cable network of spreading false information about COVID-19 is barred by the First Amendment, Fox News told a Seattle judge at a hearing Thursday morning.
  • Church Sues After Bible Class Zoombombed With Porn
    "Because of Zoom's utter failure in providing security, Saint Paulus's bible study class was Zoombombed twice within minutes," the church alleges in a class-action complaint filed Wednesday.
  • Supreme Court Wrestles With Text-Messaging Law
    The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether to strike down the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from robotexting and robocalling cell phones without consumers' consent.
  • Google Purchase Of Fitbit Deserves Close Look, Advocates Say
    "Given Google's existing dominance in the gathering and monetizing of consumer data, we believe its proposed acquisition of Fitbit deserves careful scrutiny and should be rejected if the Justice Department finds that it may substantially harm competition," watchdogs tell the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • FCC Refuses Cities' Request For Time To Weigh In On Net Neutrality Repeal
    "We remain in the thick of responding to the current public health emergency," officials from New York, Los Angeles and Santa Clara wrote to the FCC in an unsuccessful request for additional time to file comments.
  • Michigan Should Revoke Restrictions On Ads By Big-Box Retailers, Industry Argues
    Six ad industry groups, including the IAB and 4As, are now asking Michigan's governor to revoke a ban on certain types of ads.
  • IAB Touts Ad Targeting In Fight Against COVID-19
    "Through news and digital advertising mediums, the advertising industry has provided great societal benefit by serving as a megaphone that amplifies coronavirus information and messaging," IAB vp for policy David Grimaldi told lawmakers. "Without data-driven advertising, these messages would be costly and far less effective."
  • In Shift, Google Will Allow Political Ads Related To COVID-19
    The move comes shortly after liberal digital ad shop DSPolitical publicly complained that Google was giving President Trump "an unprecedented advantage in our upcoming elections" by banning Democratic ads related to the outbreak.
  • Facebook Asks Supreme Court To Turn Away Hamas Victims
    Numerous judges have "rejected efforts to hold online service providers liable for the allegedly harmful effects of third-party content," Facebook tells the Supreme Court.
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