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Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs testify in Congress over tech’s

The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter return (just about) to Congress as we speak to defend their legal legal responsibility shield to lawmakers eager to weaken it. The listening to started at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The executives face lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee. Members unanimously supported the listening to after its scope […]Read More

Google, Facebook CEOs could face subpoena from Senate Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee will vote on whether to subpoena the chief executive officers of Google, Facebook and Twitter because they have declined testify on a legal shield that protects online platforms against lawsuits, a committee spokesperson said. The vote to issue subpoenas for Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Twitter’s Jack […]Read More

Twitter to add context to trending topics

Twitter said Tuesday it would add more context to topics that trend on its service, an effort to clean up a feature that has often been used to amplify hate and disinformation. The change comes as Twitter and other social media companies struggle to respond to disinformation surrounding the U.S. presidential election. But it stops […]Read More

Unilever pauses Facebook and Twitter advertising for rest of 2020

Unilever, whose brands include Dove, Ben & Jerry’s and Hellmann’s, said Friday it will halt advertising on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the U.S. at least through Dec. 31. The consumer products giant has spent more than $11.8 million in the U.S. this year on Facebook, according to marketing analytics firm Pathmatics.  Shares of Facebook […]Read More

Here’s what tech companies have said they’ll do to fight

Thousands across the nation have gathered, donated or voiced their support of the Black community following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. Tech companies and their leaders have been no exception, with several announcing large donations and making other concrete changes. CNBC compiled a list of what the top tech companies, […]Read More

Op-ed: How to regulate social media when there is no

Tom Rogers, Executive Chairman of Winview. Anjali Sundaram | CNBC In the early 1980s, I was Senior Counsel to the House of Representatives committee overseeing the country’s media regulation and the FCC. The issue we grappled with most then was how few citizens could access electronic media to provide their views. At the time, the […]Read More

Trump to sign executive order aimed at cracking down on

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn upon his return to the White House in Washington, DC on May 27, 2020. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Thursday cracking down on online platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, vowing “a Big Day for […]Read More

Twitter refuses to delete Trump’s baseless claims about Joe Scarborough

Twitter’s policy carve-out for world leaders is facing another test with President Donald Trump’s latest tweets resurrecting baseless claims that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough should be investigated for the death of his former staffer. Earlier this month, Trump tweeted questions about when an investigation would be opened into the “Cold Case” of “Psycho Joe Scarborough.” […]Read More

Twitter billionaire Jack Dorsey: Automation will even put tech jobs

The rise of artificial intelligence will make even software engineers less sought after. That’s because artificial intelligence will soon write its own software, according to Jack Dorsey, the tech billionaire boss of Twitter and Square. And that’s going to put some beginning-level software engineers in a tough spot. “We talk a lot about the self-driving […]Read More

Twitter is set to report first quarter earnings before the

Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc., listens during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Twitter is set to report first-quarter 2020 earnings before the bell on Thursday. The report is expected to give investors further insight […]Read More