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No, says Techdirt's Mike Masnick, but it is cause for expanding Section 230 and building a more decentralized internet.
Techdirt's founder wants to give end users, not politicians and tech giants, more control over what we can say and see online.
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"When I started my blog," says journalist Yoani Sánchez, "it was like an exorcism of something that was inside of me."
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.
The more that big social media companies act like they can control what people say, the more competition they encourage.
The case against the popular pornography site rests on misleading data and hidden agendas.
Able to do our jobs from where we please, life for many of us will reflect a bit more of what we want rather than what we have to do to get by.
Time to add a hat and sunglasses!
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But what one side likes, the other side hates. There's no way Twitter and Facebook can appease them both.
The Hunter Biden story has exposed the media's selective skepticism.
The government is going after Google not to stop consumer harm but to level the business playing field.
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We can increasingly live where we please while working jobs of our choice. What we do with that bonanza is up to us.
Enforcement is supposed to be about protecting "consumer welfare." Overturning that goal would be bad for all of us.
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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Bipartisanship isn't dead, sadly.
A new DOJ proposal aims to bring the internet communications law in line with Trump's personal interpretation of it.
U.S. officials claim their espionage laws apply to the world, but constitutional protections do not.
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.
How can we build a culture that welcomes alternative tech?
America has been lagging behind other countries.
While cable news outlets cut away from the convention, social media platforms offered unrestricted access.
We don’t trust state-controlled companies in China. Would it be different if we did more of the controlling?
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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.
An ambiguous presidential order affecting a Chinese company connected to several popular video games sows confusion.
This isn't a debate about consumer needs. It's all about political control.
Siri, what color is the kettle?
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Will tech companies resist orders to cooperate with demands for information to root out dissidents?
There's no need to pity successful companies or grant them special deals, but state officials shouldn't be so blinded by an anti-corporate ideology that they drive businesses away, either.
Apple and Google’s API promises to put privacy first. State health authorities have other ideas.