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Senators Grill Facebook Exec In Hearing Over Teen Mental Health

Antigone Davis

During a hearing on Thursday, Senators questioned a Facebook executive, claiming the company had evidence its products harmed teens, yet repeatedly concealed that information from lawmakers and the public. Facebook’s Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, faced questions in an hours-long Capitol Hill hearing that called over damning reports that Facebook’s …

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Judge Hands Out First Sentence In Capitol Insurrection

Capitol Riots

Anna Morgan-Lloyd of Indiana was placed on probation in the first sentence connected with the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection in Washington, D.C. According to NBC News, she pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol, and the government dropped three additional charges, which were all misdemeanors. The woman was sentenced to …

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Lina Khan Named Chair Of FTC By President Biden

Lina Khan

The Senate confirmed Columbia Law professor Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a 69 to 28 vote on Tuesday before she was named chair of the body by President Joe Biden. Khan has been a fierce critic of Amazon and other tech giants dominating multiple markets. She will …

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Donald Trump to Remain Banned From Facebook For Two Years

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On Friday, Facebook announced that Donald Trump would remain banned from Facebook and Instagram until at least January 2023. Due to his risking the public’s safety, the social media company has decided not to allow him to resume his accounts, CNBC reported. “We will evaluate external factors, including instances of violence, restrictions …

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Florida Sued By Tech Trade Groups Over New Social Media Law

Desantis signs Florida's social media law

Two tech industry organizations have filed a lawsuit against Florida over their new social media law. NetChoice and the CCIA — which represent Amazon, Google, Intel, Samsung, Facebook, and other tech giants, say the ‘Stop Social Media Censorship Act’violates private companies’ constitutional rights. They’re asking a court to prevent the …

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Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Suspension

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Former President Donald Trump Is not returning to Facebook. Facebook’s Oversight Board on Wednesday said the company was justified in suspending then-President Donald Trump from its platform on Jan. 7 but added that the company needed to take further action to clarify its penalties. The board — an outside group …

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Twitter Sues Texas Attorney General For Retaliation

Twitter is suing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for retaliation. The social media company says that Paxton used his office to retaliate against it for banning former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Paxton started an investigation into Twitter and four other major technology companies for what he called “the seemingly coordinated …

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