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Policy

From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet — even the weird and confusing ones.

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After impassioned speech, AOC’s ban on US military recruiting via Twitch fails House vote

Google parent company Alphabet sees its first revenue decline in history

Amazon bought Ring for market position, not technology, emails suggest

Apple was conflicted over right-to-repair stance, emails show

“Right now we’re talking out of both sides of our mouth and no one is clear on where we’re headed.”

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Tech antitrust hearing: all the news, updates, and documents from Congress’ big moment

Emails show Mark Zuckerberg feared app startups were building faster than Facebook in 2012

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Documents show Apple gave Amazon special treatment to get Prime Video into App Store

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What Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Apple have in common

Amazon doesn’t sell Echo speakers at a loss, says Bezos — unless they’re on sale

Jeff Bezos can’t promise Amazon employees don’t access independent seller data

Google’s business model ‘is the problem,’ David Cicilline says

‘Instagram can hurt us’: Mark Zuckerberg emails outline plan to neutralize competitors

Antitrust panel says the messages show Zuckerberg trying to buy out his competition

US files expanded charges against former Twitter employees accused of espionage

Everything you need to know from the tech antitrust hearing

TikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the same

TikTok wants to be transparent

How to watch today’s tech antitrust hearing

How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today

How another video of COVID-19 misinformation went viral on Facebook

Google reportedly negotiating with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby

US seeks to drop charges against former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

Democrats want a truce with Section 230 supporters

Facebook says removing viral COVID-19 misinformation video ‘took longer than it should have’

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