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Democrats prefer 'scalpel' over 'jackhammer' to reform key U.S. internet law

29 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Big Tech's decisions to block some posts and videos while letting other content viewed as inflammatory proliferate have drawn the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike, raising the prospect that a 24-year-old U.S. law that fostered the internet's explosion will be pared back.

'Who the hell elected you?' U.S. Senate tech hearing becomes political showdown

29 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. | Video

Explainer: What's in the U.S. law protecting internet companies - and can it be changed?

28 Oct 2020

The chief executives of Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday as lawmakers seek ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs will defend law protecting tech platforms before U.S. Senate panel

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 28 The chief executives of three large tech companies will defend a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday - a topic that has split U.S. lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.

Tech chief executives to defend key law in front of U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The chief executives of Twitter Inc , Facebook and Alphabet Inc will tell U.S. lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters.

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

26 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Microsoft Corp, which has largely evaded Washington's scrutiny of Big Tech companies and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has emerged as a significant backer of the Biden campaign.

Microsoft quietly prepares to avoid spotlight under Biden

26 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Microsoft Corp, which has largely evaded Washington's scrutiny of Big Tech companies and scored a lucrative $10 billion government contract under the Trump administration, has emerged as a significant backer of the Biden campaign.

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