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Facebook to Start Testing Smart Glasses in Public Ahead of Release Next Year

Sept. 16, 2020 · 10:30 AM PDT
The glasses, called Project Aria, will be worn by Facebook employees and gather data for future glasses that will overlay virtual objects onto the real world.

FTC Starts Case Preparations in Possible Facebook Antitrust Suit

Sept. 15, 2020 · 5:13 PM PDT
For the past year, the federal agency has been investigating whether Facebook has bought smaller firms to ward off competitive threats.
Glossier CEO Emily Weiss. Photo by Bloomberg
Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz. Photo by Bloomberg.

Facebook Was Sent EU Order to Halt Data Transfers

Sept. 9, 2020 · 2:50 PM PDT
The recently passed data-transfer restrictions could apply to other large U.S. tech companies in Europe.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Photo by Bloomberg.
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks via videoconference during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.. Photo: Bloomberg.

Facebook to Ban New Political Ads in Week Before Election

Sept. 3, 2020 · 5:30 AM PDT
The shift comes after months of Facebook resisting pressure to moderate false ad claims, though its ad blackout will only last for a week.

Facebook Bans Indian Politician for Alleged Hate Speech

Sept. 3, 2020 · 1:10 AM PDT
Facebook is under pressure globally as critics say its platform has helped spread hate speech.

Facebook, Twitter Say Russia Is Running New Disinformation Campaign

Sept. 2, 2020 · 12:23 AM PDT
Ahead of the U.S. presidential campaign, the same Russian network that targeted the 2016 campaign is up and running again, the internet platforms said.

Internet Group Says Effort to Limit Section 230 Is Unconstitutional

Sept. 1, 2020 · 2:10 PM PDT
The Internet Association blasted Trump’s plan to roll back legal immunities for online companies as lobbying battle looms.

Facebook Threatens to Block Sharing News Stories in Australia

Sept. 1, 2020 · 1:53 AM PDT
The company also changed its terms of service worldwide to allow it block any content anywhere to avoid regulatory or legal risk.

AT&T Calls for Section 230 Reforms

Aug. 31, 2020 · 4:00 AM PDT
AT&T endorses modifications of longstanding protections for internet companies against lawsuits over content posted on their sites.

Facebook Executive Supported India’s Modi in Internal Messages

Aug. 30, 2020 · 10:45 PM PDT
The controversy in India is part of a broader debate about Facebook's outsized influence on political campaigns and elections around the world.

Zuckerberg Says Facebook Made a Mistake Handling Militia Group’s Posts

Aug. 28, 2020 · 6:41 PM PDT
Facebook took the posts down after this week's fatal shootings in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

White House Targeting FTC Chair Over Section 230 Resistance

Aug. 28, 2020 · 4:05 PM PDT
President Trump is looking to replace the FTC chair, who is refusing to comply with his order to target social media companies over political bias complaints.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg Says Apple Charges ‘Monopoly Rents’

Aug. 28, 2020 · 1:19 PM PDT
Facebook's attacks on Apple are a sign the two tech giants are increasingly encroaching on each other’s turf.
Joe Biden speaking at a primary night rally in Los Angeles on March 3, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg