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Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in Facebook antitrust probe

New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) is spearheading states’ investigation of Facebook. (Mary Altaffer/AP) October 7 at 7:13 PM Roughly 40 state attorneys general plan to take part in a New York-led antitrust investigation of Facebook, reflecting a broadening belief among the country’s top Democrats and Republicans that the tech giant may be undermining […]

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Attorney General William Barr will ask Facebook to delay its plans for a fully encrypted, auto-deleting messaging platform

Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg walks past members of the news media as he enters the office of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) while meeting with lawmakers to discuss &quotfuture internet regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2019.REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Attorney General William Barr and the US Justice Department will issue an open […]

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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]