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AI is amplifying social media disinformation — and making Big Tech civilly liable may be the key to stemming it

A legal expert proposes amending US law to hold social media companies civilly liable when their sa…

Natalie Musumeci   


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Barack Obama said social media is 'turbocharging some of humanity's worst impulses' and called for reform to Section 230

"I am convinced the trends that we're seeing will get worse," Obama said in a speech at Stanford Un…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Why dragging tech CEOs in front of Congress might mean something this time

Mark Zuckerberg's apology to parents might have been theatrics, but this time, there's enough rage …

Katie Notopoulos   


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Lawmakers rip into tech CEOs at Senate hearing on online child safety

Lawmakers grilled CEOs on whether they support their laws. Some execs even got a little testy.

Aaron Mok,Camilo Fonseca   


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2 Democrat Senators want to make Big Tech companies liable when their algorithms promote health misinformation

The bill comes after Facebook fought with the Biden administration over whether misinformation on i…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Katie Canales   


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Big Tech got a big win as the Supreme Court stayed out of the Section 230 fight, leaving intact the legal shield Trump raged against

Donald Trump frequently criticized Section 230, which gives Big Tech companies legal protection ove…

Grace Eliza Goodwin   


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A school district is attempting to skirt Section 230 by suing social media apps for knowingly exploiting the 'vulnerable brains of youth'

Section 230 is an internet law that allows companies to regulate content as they see fit. The suit,…

Taiyler Simone Mitchell   


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Online misinformation about the US election fell 73% after Trump's social media ban

Trump blasted out baseless claims of election fraud before and after losing the fight to President-…

Shona Ghosh   


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There's a basic problem with calling Facebook and Twitter 'platforms' - and it took Trump for us to see it

Referring to these tech companies as platforms, rather than media publishers, falsely acknowledges …

Adam Lashinsky   


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Parler claims in antitrust lawsuit that Amazon said it was 'definitely in this journey' with the controversial social media platform until Capitol riots

Parler pushed back on Amazon's claims that it put the app on notice back in November, claiming Amaz…

Tyler Sonnemaker   


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Facebook hides the branded hoodies as 2021 brings the first cataclysm of Marc Andreessen's tech prophecy

In this week's Insider Tech newsletter we look at the battle over free speech that's put Twitter an…

Alexei Oreskovic   


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Tyler Sonnemaker   


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Trump tried tweeting from the official POTUS account despite Twitter's ban, but the tweets were immediately removed

Trump railed against Twitter, Democrats, and Section 230, and said he would consider starting his o…

Tyler Sonnemaker   


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Here's what could happen to Section 230 - the internet law Donald Trump hates - now the Democrats have both Houses

The Section 230 internet law is still under threat, even though the Democrats have both Houses. Big…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Omegle was a relic of the old internet. I'm not sad it's gone.

The anonymous chat site could be fun, but it never solved its problem of potentially endangering ch…

Katie Notopoulos   


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Marc Benioff and Stewart Butterfield are now united, with a mutual Microsoft grudge

This week's Insider Tech newsletter takes a look at the Salesforce and Slack mega-deal, as well as …

Alexei Oreskovic   


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Trump is threatening to veto $740 billion in military spending unless Congress revokes Section 230 — the internet law he hates

Section 230, which President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized, grants broad legal protections…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Biden's top technology advisor has a history of cracking down on Big Tech, and he may land a major role in the new administration

Bruce Reed, who has helped draw up strict privacy legislation, will reportedly take a "major role" …

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Katie Canales