Google

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan to head the Federal Trade Commission is seen as signaling a tough stance toward

Opinion

Opinion: The Legal Movement Against Google Has Reached New Heights

It’s now indisputable that the Department of Justice and state attorneys general have created a powerful legal movement against Google — one that involves the private sector as much as it does federal and state government actors.  Over ten new private suits have been filed against Big Tech in recent months. It’s no secret as to

Opinion

Opinion: Facebook and Google vs. the Free Press

From Australia to Maryland, the free press is waging a battle for survival against Facebook and Google. Besides being gushing firehoses of COVID and election disinformation and conspiracies, another of Google and Facebook’s dangerous impacts is undermining the financial stability of media outlets all over the world. Where is the Biden administration in this fight?

Social Media

Parler squeezed as Trump seeks new online megaphone

President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters’ siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers. The far right-friendly Parler had been the leading candidate,

Legal Beat

Ten states sue Google for ‘anti-competitive’ online ad sales

Ten states on Wednesday brought a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry, including a deal to manipulate sales with rival Facebook. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the suit, which was filed in a federal court in Texas, saying Google is using its “monopolistic power” to

Technology

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

The Trump administration’s legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against a technology giant in 1998, accusing it of leveraging a monopoly position to lock customers into its products so they wouldn’t be tempted by potentially superior options from smaller rivals.

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