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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.

Opinion

Opinion: Big Tech’s Collision With Big Government

Over the last year, the companies making up America’s “Big Tech” have been confronted by federal and state governments pursuing antitrust investigations. In late September, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent draft legislation to Congress to reform Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. In February, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) began

Technology

Tech Titans Grilled at Congressional Antitrust Hearing

Members of a House subcommittee downloaded their frustrations on the CEOs of America’s Big Four tech giants during a heated hearing, accusing them of unfairly stifling competition. However, experts disagree on whether the hearing was a “political show” without any significant impact, or if the scrutiny could steer Congress to recommend regulatory changes. Jeff Bezos

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