Politics

A bipartisan group of senators are preparing to release a broad new bill that would prohibit tech giants like Amazon from discriminating against products on their platforms.

With LinkedIn’s China closure, the balance of tech soft power could be shifting: LinkedIn shut its doors in China, but Chinese companies like TikTok still operate freely in the US, which could become a pain point for the US government once again.

Social media platforms in Australia could soon be on the hook for defamation or abuse posted by users: The country continues its year-long crackdown on Big Tech by proposing a measure which would force platforms to adopt new moderation policies, fast.

Trust in mass media is down—but social media isn’t a perfect alternative: Media confidence is highly split on partisan lines, and using social media for news can reproduce the same problems.

Gen Z spends more on clothing and cares more about political issues: A recent survey highlighted Gen Z spending habits that are behind the growth of social commerce and secondhand clothing and showed an increased rate of environmental consciousness.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen shed light on multiple regulatory solutions to rein in Facebook’s algorithms, which she blamed for a rise in misinformation and teen harm.

The county’s Ministry of Science and Technology announced new regulations placing restrictions on AI circumscribed by six principles.

Law enforcement officials claim a Model X with Autopilot engaged injured five police officers—more fuel forregulators’ growing scrutiny of Tesla.

Magna’s ad growth revision signals more organic expansion rather than just loss recovery: Its US ad growth forecast is now up to 23.2%.

Lina Khan confirms large firms are the FTC’s primary target: The chairwoman released a memo to staff detailing her policy priorities and outlining potential action.

Google rolls out ad transparency tools as Big Tech criticism mounts: Giving users more info about the ads they see helps address companies violating Google’s policies and mitigates misinformation concerns.

Irish privacy regulators want to know if Facebook’s pinpoint-sized white light is a sufficient indicator to alert bystanders that smart glasses wearers are recording photos and video.

DoorDash sues NYC over customer data-sharing law: Though the company’s argument that the law would hurt consumer privacy is technically true, it’s more likely that DoorDash hopes to maintain control over restaurants’ marketing communications.