Articles about Facebook

Examining Facebook’s Oversight Board

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are facing increasing scrutiny, for laissez-faire (or non-existent) enforcement techniques with high-profile users. The stricter, somewhat scattershot enforcement became more public in January, when Facebook, Snapchat, Twitch, Twitter, and YouTube barred former President Trump from their platforms for varying lengths of time on the grounds…

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New Thinking at the Federal Trade Commission Could Spell Trouble for Tech

In March, President Biden announced he would nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If confirmed, she would become the third Democrat on the five-person commission tasked with protecting consumers and preventing anticompetitive business practices. The nomination is the latest chapter of a meteoric rise for Khan, whose…

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Concerns for Tech Companies in 2021

The new year represents a symbolic fresh start for many, but several concerns linger for technology companies around the globe. Some of the biggest names in tech are experiencing increased scrutiny, restrictions (or the threat of restrictions), and more apprehension about security than ever before. As a new presidential administration takes office…

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An Overview of the Three Google Antitrust Lawsuits

Technology behemoth Google may be wildly popular (and profitable), but no amount of ubiquity has allowed the company to escape a recent trend: bipartisan scrutiny by lawmakers in Washington, and rapidly-growing calls for regulatory/antitrust action. At the dawn of 2021, the Silicon Valley giant finds itself the subject of not one, not…

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2020’s Biggest Tech Stories, and What to Watch Next Year

2020 was truly a year unlike any other. The global coronavirus pandemic and US presidential election dominated headlines, which were dramatized further by social upheaval and other flashpoints. Technology also shared in the spotlight, as consumers and businesses relied heavily on ‘digital everything’ to work, shop, and connect through the pandemic. In…

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FTC and State Attorneys Bring Antitrust Suit Against Facebook

Facebook is the latest technology giant to stare down an antitrust suit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam sued the social media and advertising behemoth in early December, alleging anticompetitive behavior. The result of a year-plus long investigation, the lawsuit could force Facebook to…

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Apple Inc. Changing Fee Structure for Smaller Developers

Companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook are facing increasing scrutiny from American and European lawmakers and regulators. The Cupertino, California-headquartered Apple has announced a policy shift regarding its App Store. The rule change appears to be a direct response to a Supreme Court-approved lawsuit. The Lawsuit Apple has been embroiled in a…

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Social Media Takes Active Stance Against Election Misinformation

The tumult leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election may be in the rearview, but the election itself continues to occupy headlines even after the outcome was decided in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. Disinformation campaigns were a prominent part of the lead-up to both 2016 and 2020’s elections,…

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Disinformation Campaigns Continue with 2020 Election

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is poised to be messy and filled with uncertainties, which may be made worse by a familiar wrinkle: ongoing foreign disinformation campaigns. Intelligence agencies, Facebook and Twitter have sounded the alarm about new cyber-threats from Russia and other countries. The interference may only be getting started. How…

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