Big Tech nemesis Lina Khan is gaining traction for top Biden antitrust role

Lina Khan, an antitrust expert, Columbia law professor and thorn in the side of Big Tech, is gaining traction as a candidate to fill one of the commissioner roles at the Federal Trade Commission unde… [+5036 chars]

How Trump could theoretically get his Facebook back after being banned

Theres a chance even if its just a slim one that Donald Trump could get his Facebook back. On Thursday, Facebook said that it asked an independent group called the Facebook oversight board to revie… [+5179 chars]

Why Trump’s Twitter ban isn’t a violation of free speech: Deplatforming, explained

Within days of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, outgoing President Donald Trumps internet presence was in upheaval. Trumps social media accounts were suspended across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, I… [+19897 chars]

How will Trump live without Twitter and Facebook? Ask Alex Jones.

Donald Trump is out of the White House. And hes been kicked off of the worlds biggest tech platforms. Now what? We dont yet have any idea what Trump really plans to do now that hes a private citizen… [+7469 chars]

On Biden’s inauguration, misinformation is easy to find on Facebook and Twitter

In the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on January 6 that left five people dead, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube promised to crack down harder on false claims that the US presidential election wa… [+8448 chars]

Telegram: Extremists’ new favorite messaging and social media app

There are lots of things for right-wing extremists to like about Telegram, the social media and messaging app thats currently topping the app stores. Its content moderation is lax and scattershot. It… [+6151 chars]

Facebook’s and Twitter’s world leader problem didn’t end with Trump’s ban

Today would have been President Trumps last day with the special privileges Facebook and Twitter grant to world leaders, which exempt their speech from many of the platforms rules. But Trump managed … [+13328 chars]

Donald Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski on the advice of Peter Thiel

In one of his final acts as President, Donald Trump early on Wednesday morning suddenly pardoned the engineer at the center of an iconic, litigious, and years-long conflict between Uber, Google, and … [+2473 chars]

FBI investigates Capitol Hill rioters using their own social media posts

Capitol Police may have allowed nearly every member of a mob of pro-Trump rioters to enter, vandalize, and leave the Capitol building scot-free, but internet sleuths and official investigators are de… [+7855 chars]

How Biden’s FCC could fix America’s internet

President Biden has named Jessica Rosenworcel as the acting chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Rosenworcel, a two-term commissioner who has championed closing the digital divide, r… [+14924 chars]