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FTC Settles with YouTube Over Alleged COPPA Violations

September 4, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Federal Trade Commission and New York’s Attorney General announced a $170 million settlement with Google over charges that the company...


Draft Social Media Bias Executive Order Would Create Real Internet Speech Police

August 9, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­ Following months of increasingly angry complaints from Republicans about social media companies’ alleged bias against conservatives, the Trump Administration is drafting an...


Facebook Just Bought a $5 Billion Moat around Its Business Model

July 24, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­­ Today the FTC announced that it had voted 3-2 along party lines to approve a $5 billion settlement over Facebook’s handling of...


Academics, Civil Society Caution Lawmakers Considering Amending Section 230

July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C., July 11 —­­ Today, a diverse coalition of civil society organizations, academics and other Internet law experts published a set of seven principles...


Hawley Proposes a Fairness Doctrine for the Internet

June 19, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. —­­ Today, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) introduced legislation (press release), “Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act,” that would make popular social networks responsible...


FCC Commissioner Pai Signals Support for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Following Additional Concessions

May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, FCC Chairman Pai lent his support to the T-Mobile/Sprint merger following additional concessions from the parties. Chairman Pai noted that the...