• Tech Companies Urge Senate To Override California Privacy Law
    California's new privacy law has accomplished what previously seemed unthinkable: It spurred tech companies and the ad industry to call for federal privacy legislation.
  • BuzzFeed Shopping Guide Is 'Editorial,' Not 'Advertising,' Industry Watchdog Says
    The NAD drew a distinction between material published with the motive of attracting readers and selling products: if a publisher's main economic motivation is to draw readers, the content is not advertising; if the primary purpose is to hawk merchandise, the content might be considered advertising.
  • Facebook's Fact-Checking Fail: Weekly Standard Demotes Think Progress
    Facebook recently instituted a fact-checking system aimed at preventing the spread of misinformation on the service. But the company's treatment of a recent Think Progress piece suggests the initiative is half-baked, at best.
  • Justice Department Accuses Tech Companies Of 'Stifling' Speech
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to meet this month with state attorneys general to discuss whether tech companies are "intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms."