Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
No one has a right to a Facebook platform, but purges can and should be criticized.
After a 16-month investigation into the big four tech companies, it seems the most that congressional busybodies can accuse them of is routine business practices and having popular services.
Aaron Reynolds is just trying to make people laugh, but his content may have been flagged on Instagram for interfering with the election.
The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
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Aaron Reynolds, the creator of "Swear Trek" and "Effin' Birds," talks about living and dying by Instagram's algorithms.
It's hard to take seriously complaints that there are no alternatives to Facebook when they're made on Twitter.
But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
It wasn’t a plot to undermine democracy. It wasn’t a Russian intelligence operation. It was a low-tech scam.
Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey faced the music. The tune is becoming familiar.
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Republicans have seized on the dubious claims of a psychologist who thinks Big Tech is shifting millions of votes to the left.
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You want censorship? This is how you get censorship.
If the new trustbusters get their way, tech platforms might be forced to pay money to traditional news outlets for the privilege of linking to their content.
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Democrats Hate Facebook. Republicans Want To Ban TikTok. The Bipartisan Backlash Against Big Tech Is Here and It's a Disaster.
Even as Americans rely on tech more than ever, our early-pandemic truce with the industry is officially over.
Colorado Springs Police Sergeant Keith Wrede insists he was just "going crazy" to Metallica and doesn't want protesters to die.
Siri, what color is the kettle?
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Congress Used the Antitrust Hearing To Peddle Petty Grievances Against Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
The scary monopoly power on display Wednesday was the federal government's.
"I think you might be referring to what happened on Twitter."
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Online censorship is coming, and it’s going to be bad news for everybody.
Thank god for the First Amendment and the feuds among powerful politicians and platforms that will keep free speech alive.
Rather than criticize the charitable donations of the very rich, we should be grateful for them.
Hamas "used and relied on" Facebook "as among its most important tools to facilitate and carry out its terrorist activity," the plaintiffs claimed.
Mark Zuckerberg can't please the anti-tech populists on the left and the right, no matter what he does.
Facebook Removes Coronavirus Misinformation but Will Only Ban Lockdown Protests If They Violate Social Distancing
"Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook," a company spokesperson tells Reason.
Will coronavirus help rehabilitate tech's rep?
In Facebook: The Inside Story, even Steven Levy’s most generous conclusions about the tech giant are still pretty damning.
Government wants to force social media platforms to accept a “duty of care” to protect users from whatever they deem harmful.
"We need to stop this generation of big tech companies from profiting off of lies to the American people," the candidate told PEN America.
Singapore ordered Facebook to attach a "false information" message to a news story written by a government critic.
The comedian thinks misleading information on social media is ruining society. That's a bit rich, coming from him.
In comments to CNN on Monday night, Biden expressed a willingness to smash Section 230 in order to settle a feud his campaign is having with Facebook. That's a terrible idea.