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Economy Jan 18U.S. regulators take aim at illegal and anticompetitive mergers
Two agencies are seeking public comment on how current merger guidelines can be updated to better detect and prevent illegal and anticompetitive deals.
Politics Dec 08WATCH: Senate subcommittee holds hearing on protecting kids on Instagram
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, on Wednesday faced off with senators angry over revelations of how the photo-sharing platform can harm some young users and demanding that the company commit to making changes.
Economy Dec 01WATCH: House hearing on social media reform with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen
Lawmakers brought forward proposals after Haugen presented a case in October that Facebook’s systems amplify online hate and extremism and fail to protect young users from harmful content.
Nation Oct 26WATCH: Sen. Blumenthal tells TikTok, Snap, YouTube execs this ‘is a moment of reckoning’ for platforms and kids’ safety online
YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat are offering only "tweaks and minor changes" in their operations to ensure young users' safety amid rising concern over the platforms' potential harm to children, the head of a Senate panel told the companies' executives.
Economy Oct 26WATCH: Tik Tok, Snapchat, YouTube executives testify in Senate hearing about kids’ safety online
Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms.
Economy Oct 19Facebook paying fine to settle U.S. suit on discrimination
Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department's allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreigners with special visas to fill high-paying jobs.
Economy Oct 18House committee threatens Amazon with criminal investigation into market dominance
U.S. House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has one "final chance" to correct previous testimony by executives on its competition practices.
Economy Oct 14Federal regulators warn companies that fake reviews on social media could mean fines
"The rise of social media has blurred the line between authentic content and advertising, leading to an explosion in deceptive endorsements across the marketplace," the FTC said in a news release Wednesday.
Nation Oct 04WATCH: Facebook whistleblower testifies to Senate on children and social media
A former Facebook data scientist told Congress on Tuesday that the social network giant's products harm children and fuel polarization in the U.S. while its executives refuse to change because they elevate profits over safety.
Nation Sep 30WATCH: Facebook head of safety testifies during hearing on social media mental health harms
Facing outrage over its handling of internal research on harm to teens from Instagram, a Facebook executive is telling Congress that the company is working to protect young people on its platforms.