US Senator Josh Hawley shoots letters to Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, asking them to testify at Senate sub-committee after social media giants blocked a news story about Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Big Tech's reputation has deservedly taken a beating in recent years, but there is one way to restore some respect, and it makes business sense.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google "engage in a form of their own private quasi regulation that is unaccountable to anyone but themselves," US lawmakers say in a newly released report.
The hearing will bring up issues about reforming the Section 230 law of the Communications Decency Act as well as consumer privacy and media consolidation.
The move came a day after US President Donald Trump used the first televised debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden to amplify his claims that the November 3 presidential election will be "rigged."
Social media companies, led by Facebook, are facing a reckoning over what critics call indefensible excuses for amplifying divisions, hate and misinformation on their platforms.
Ireland's Data Protection Commission has started an inquiry into how Facebook shifts data from the European Union to the United States.
Alain Cocq had planned to show what he expects will be a painful end to his life, but Facebook blocked his live broadcasts. President Macron has said that French law forbade him for granting Cocq's request for a medically-assisted death.
Patriot Prayer has hosted dozens of pro-gun, pro-Trump rallies. Attendees have repeatedly clashed with left-wing groups around Portland, Oregon, where one group supporter was killed this week.
The social networking giant banned Raja Singh just shortly after the Wall Street Journal reported that a pro-Modi executive at the company had blocked any attempt to censure him.
The US is gearing up for what is expected to be a bruising campaign season against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and mass protests for racial justice that have led to violent conflict in some cities
T Raja Singh, a regional legislator for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, has previously made headlines for reportedly saying that Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar should be shot.
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