Meanwhile, Twitter shareholders approved a deal to sell the company to Elon Musk, who wants out.
Participants voiced concerns over alleged abuses by big tech companies.
Academics were concerned about an anti-preference bill, while one state AG said he's 'pragmatic' about a federal privacy law.
One professor said it is the only way to solve the harmful content problem without encroaching on free speech rights.
Former Google executive Richard Whitt critiqued Ben Tarnoff’s argument in 'Internet for the People' during Gigabit Libraries discussion.
The bill is intended to prohibit product preferences on tech platforms, with some saying it could harm small companies dependent on those platforms.
Legislation currently before Congress will hurt American tech's global competitiveness, event hears.
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
A March Gallup and Knight study found young Americans are less concerned about hurtful online discourse.
Observers on a Broadband Breakfast panel offered differing perspectives on the high court's decision.
The decision resulted in an unusual court split. Justice Kagan sided with Justice Alito but refused to sign his dissent.
Despite their efforts to improve consumer competition and security, some argue Congress's legislation could have unintended effects.
Noah Phillips said Tuesday he wants the commission to think about the impact of antitrust rules on rising prices.
Small business owners vocalized concerns at a forum hosted by the FTC and the DoJ.
Parler's Amy Peikoff said she wishes Twitter can follow in her social media company's footsteps.
American Innovation and Choice Online Act is intended to protect fair competition among businesses, but panelists differed on its impact.
The debate on what government should -- or shouldn't -- do with respect to liability protections for platforms continues.
New America said in a report that non-U.S. platforms are ahead of U.S. platforms in their data accountability and transparency.
A Yale economics professor called on the FTC and DoJ to make it easier for them to pursue harmful mergers.
Commissioner Christine Wilson attributes poor results of FTC staff satisfaction surveys to the officials’ leadership.
Carr said he’s “very glad to hear” of Musk’s Twitter purchase, but still thinks Section 230 reform is necessary.
Antitrust legislation and child privacy were topics of discussion during a Senate Commerce budget hearing Wednesday.
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A number of players have pitched the idea of having big tech platforms pay into the basic telecommunications fund.
Columbia University researcher shared her perspectives at event hosted by The Atlantic that featured former President Barack Obama.
Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf warned against government intervention in online moderation.
Government is 'worst person' to manage content moderation.
The head of the ITIF criticized DOJ and FTC antitrust enforcement that he said could impair American's global position.
The DOJ and FTC are working together to enforce antitrust laws.
Antitrust lawyers are concerned about a chilling effect over-regulation could bring.
SBE Council report surveyed companies started after the pandemic began.
The Computer and Communications Industry Association counts as members Amazon, Google and Facebook.
The president of the News Media Alliance endorsed legislation allowing negotiations with tech platforms for news hosting.
The head of the Center for European Policy Analysis said America and EU need to agree on Big Tech.
Senator Edward Markey has been a proponent of increasing the age group in child privacy laws for years.
Former Chairman William Kovacic said that Biden’s direction of the FTC raises expectations for the agency.
Social media platforms are harming Iran due to their ignorance of Iranian culture and the nation's primary dialects.
He argued that fundamental changes must be made to restore peoples' faith in an American system that works for everyone.
Experts discuss how social media is being treated in the Middle East and how to respond.
The deal would elevate Microsoft in an even more favorable position in the games-as-a-service market.