• Facebook Hit With Defamation Suit Over Fact-Checks
    Journalist John Stossel alleged in a lawsuit that he was defamed by Facebook's fact-checks, which flagged one video he posted as "misleading" and a second as "partly false."
  • Texas-Led State Coalition Seeks To Revive Florida Curbs On Social Media Platforms
    Attorneys general from Texas and nine other states are supporting Florida in its attempt to revive a state law that aims to restrict social media companies' ability to moderate content on their platforms.
  • Animal Rights Activists Sue Government For Suppressing Comments On Social Media
    The National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services are using automated filters on Facebook and Instagram to hide comments that might express criticism of animal testing, animal rights activists allege in a new lawsuit.
  • Computer Repair Shop Owner Who Lost Defamation Case Must Pay Twitter's Legal Bills
    The computer repair shop owner who unsuccessfully claimed he was defamed by Twitter is on the hook for the company's legal fees, a federal judge ruled.
  • Court Confirms 1-800 Contacts' Antitrust Victory Against FTC
    In a defeat for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal appeals court in New York on Thursday rejected a request to reconsider its earlier decision to clear 1-800 Contacts of antitrust charges involving agreements to restrict search advertising.
  • Facebook Critics Cheer FTC's New Antitrust Case
    "Big technology companies like Facebook should not have free reign to impose their will on the market," Senator Amy Klobuchar says.
  • Apple Faces Growing Criticism Over Smartphone Scanning Plan
    "Apple's current path threatens to undermine decades of work by technologists, academics and policy advocates towards strong privacy-preserving measures being the norm across a majority of consumer electronic devices and use cases," states an online petition signed by the New York Public Library and other groups.
  • Apple To Search Users' iPhones For Illegal Photos
    Apple famously touts itself as the pro-privacy tech company, but it's rolling out new surveillance software that experts find troubling.
  • New Bill Would Ban Behavioral Targeting Of Minors
    The Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth Act, introduced Thursday by Rep. Kathy Castor, would prohibit companies that appeal to users under 18 from serving ads to them based on their behavior or personal information.
  • Bill Seeks To Strip Websites Of Protections For False COVID-19 Information Posted By Users
    President Joe Biden recently accused Facebook of "killing people" by allowing false information about the COVID-19 vaccines to spread on the platform.
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