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Lawmakers are pushing Facebook to reach out to each U.S. user...

U.S. lawmakers nudged Facebook on Wednesday to inform individual U.S. users — millions in total — that they saw Russian propaganda on the site...

Congress released more Facebook and Instagram ads that Russia bought to...

Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released copies of 14 Facebook ads purchased by Russian trolls around the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including sponsored...

Two days, three hearings and six things we still don’t know...

After three congressional hearings in two days, there seems to be no doubt in the minds of U.S. lawmakers that Russia weaponized Facebook, Google...

How to watch Facebook, Google and Twitter get grilled (again) by...

Senior executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will submit on Wednesday to two more grillings by U.S. lawmakers who are investigating Russia’s suspected interference...

Tech is scary powerful, and other things we learned when Facebook,...

Senior executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter submitted on Tuesday to the first of three hearings by the U.S. Congress as lawmakers investigate the...

Sen. Mark Warner isn’t sure that Facebook, Google and Twitter have...

More than half of the United States saw Facebook posts tied to Russian trolls during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, while the Kremlin had...

How to watch Facebook, Google and Twitter testify to Congress about...

Senior executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will submit on Tuesday to the first of three grueling grillings before U.S. lawmakers who are investigating...

Tech titans support more political ad transparency — but aren’t yet...

Here’s what the tech industry says it wants if the U.S. Congress tries to write a new law about online political ads: Rules that...

Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to tell Congress that Russia’s...

Facebook, Google and Twitter plan to tell congressional investigators this week that the scope of Russia’s campaign to spread disinformation on their sites —...

Uber has hired PepsiCo’s Tony West as its new chief legal...

Uber has hired Tony West as its chief legal officer, filling a critical void at the ride-hailing giant as it continues to battle back...

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is demanding more information from Facebook and Twitter...

A powerful Democratic lawmaker from Silicon Valley’s own backyard is demanding that Facebook and Twitter turn over reams of new data about Russian disinformation...

Facebook is taking a stricter stance on political advertising ahead of...

Facebook is trying to make it easier to identify political ads in your News Feed. The social giant announced on Friday it will soon require...

Facebook, Google and Twitter might face yet another grilling by U.S....

U.S. lawmakers might not be finished with companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter: A congressional panel plans to probe the algorithms that power news...

Twitter has banned two Russia-backed media organizations from advertising on its...

Twitter will no longer allow two Russian-backed media organizations — RT and Sputnik — to advertise on its site, the social media company announced...

A new Trump policy could let Amazon and Google test more...

Amazon, Google and other tech giants could soon partner with U.S. cities and states to test more self-flying, package-delivering drones under a new policy...

Tech companies and U.S. lawmakers are clashing over the need for...

To Republican Rep. Will Hurd, it’s an urgent problem that Russian agents purchased “political advertising on major American social media platforms” ahead of the...

Facebook and Google are spending big money to lobby on Russia,...

Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google spent a combined $14.2 million lobbying the U.S. government last quarter, as some in the tech industry began to...

The super-secret Google X lab has hired its own lobbyists in...

Even the moonshots at Google have lobbyists. The search-and-advertising giant is the tech industry’s most active political spender. But as it seeks to spare its...

Here’s how U.S. lawmakers want to regulate political ads on Facebook,...

A trio of top Senate lawmakers is commencing a new push today to regulate the political ads that appear on Facebook, Google and Twitter,...

Tech giants studying artificial intelligence are enlisting an Obama veteran as...

An artificial intelligence research-and-policy organization set up by Facebook, Google and other tech giants is tapping the Obama administration’s former AI expert as its...

President Trump will nominate two new candidates at the Federal Trade...

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Joe Simons, a longtime antitrust lawyer who has represented tech companies like Microsoft, as the next chairman of...

Trump is nominating a longtime antitrust lawyer as the head of...

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Joe Simons, a longtime antitrust lawyer who has represented tech companies like Microsoft, as the next chairman of...

The federal lawmakers who regulate Amazon are begging the company to...

Few things unite a Republican stalwart like Roy Blunt and a Democratic firebrand like Claire McCaskill. But the prospect of a political win prompted...

The FCC chairman subtly shot down Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s...

Breaking days of silence, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai subtly shot down President Donald Trump’s threat to revoke NBC’s licenses because of its...

Here’s how SNL tackled Harvey Weinstein

A week ago, Saturday Night Live faced immense criticism because it had little to say about Harvey Weinstein and the allegations that he had...

Black lawmakers will visit Silicon Valley to press Facebook, Twitter and...

A pair of powerful black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress will visit Silicon Valley next week to push companies like Airbnb, Facebook, Twitter, Lyft...

House lawmakers hope to release Facebook ads bought by Russian agents...

House lawmakers investigating Russia’s suspected meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election are hoping to release copies of the 3,000 Facebook ads purchased by...

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg is meeting with U.S. lawmakers who are investigating...

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is meeting with U.S. lawmakers who are investigating Russian attempts to spread disinformation online during the 2016 presidential...

Netflix snags a new exec to tackle policy challenges in Europe...

In the words of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the streaming giant is “just getting started” when it comes to expanding in Europe and beyond. But...

Sheryl Sandberg is headed to D.C. to do damage control on...

Facebook is dispatching Sheryl Sandberg, its powerful chief operating officer, to Washington, D.C., this week, as the company attempts to contain the political fallout...

A group of Silicon Valley tech experts is raising money to...

A group of well-wired tech engineers is trying to bring a Silicon Valley sensibility to hundreds of hardscrabble Democratic campaigns around the country next...

Now, Microsoft is reviewing its records for potential Russian meddling during...

Microsoft is currently reviewing its sales records to determine whether trolls aligned with the Russian government purchased ads on Bing or other company products...

Google has found a small number of 2016 election ads tied...

Russian agents appeared to purchase search and display ads on Google valued at about $4,700 in a bid to spread disinformation during the 2016...

President Trump is willing to support DACA — if Congress funds...

President Donald Trump has told Congress that he would support a new law that spares young adults brought illegally to the United States from...

Equifax rival TransUnion has hired cybersecurity lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Credit-reporting agency TransUnion quietly hired a full slate of new cybersecurity-focused lobbyists in the nation’s capital roughly a month after one of its rival,...

Facebook and Twitter have to stop Russians and others from sharing...

Black lawmakers in Congress are increasing pressure on Facebook and Twitter to prevent Russian malefactors — or anyone else — from spreading racist messages...

U.S. lawmakers investigating Russia’s election interference are still missing key evidence...

Congressional investigators who are studying Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election are still missing a key tranche of evidence: The posts...

Silicon Valley’s Russian ads problem, explained

Washington is clashing with Silicon Valley once again. U.S. lawmakers investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election have focused their attention on some of...

Facebook and Twitter will testify to the U.S. Congress on Russia...

Facebook and Twitter have each agreed to testify before congressional lawmakers who are investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — and the...

Senate lawmakers investigating Russian influence in the 2016 presidential race fear...

Senate lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race warned on Wednesday that the United States remains susceptible to further election meddling and...

Two black lawmakers say Twitter must address ‘racism and bigotry’ —...

Two black lawmakers in the U.S. Congress sharply rebuked Twitter this week for serving as “an avenue to spread racism and bigotry” — and...

A powerful U.S. Senate committee is demanding Yahoo and Equifax testify...

New revelations that a 2013 security breach at Yahoo affected all 3 billion of its users has triggered a sharp rebuke from the U.S....

Snap hasn’t found any Russia-backed ads on its platform — but...

Snap quietly reviewed its sales records around the 2016 U.S. presidential election to determine if Russian-backed entities purchased political ads through its platform —...

Twitter and Facebook haven’t stopped Russia-backed RT from advertising on their...

Twitter has continued to allow a Russian government-supported news network to advertise on its platform, even though the tech company sounded alarms about its...

How to watch the former CEO of Equifax testify before Congress...

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith is set to head to Capitol Hill this morning for U.S. lawmakers’ first hearing into a massive security breach...

10 million people saw Russian ads on Facebook around the 2016...

Roughly 10 million Facebook users saw advertisements purchased by Russian-backed sources before and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company revealed Monday. Forty-four percent...

House lawmakers could make public some of the Russia-backed ads that...

A top Democratic lawmaker who is probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election wants Facebook to release at least some of the controversial...

Facebook is sharing its data with Google as the search giant...

Facebook has shared some details about the Russian-operated profiles it discovered on its platform with Google, as the search giant — with the rest...

A top Democratic senator briefed by Twitter on Russia and the...

Sen. Mark Warner delivered a full verbal lashing of Twitter on Thursday for providing “inadequate” details to Congress about the misinformation spread on its...

Twitter just told Congress it found about 200 accounts linked to...

Twitter has found roughly 200 accounts believed to be tied to some of the same Russian-linked sources that purchased ads on Facebook in an...

Russian misinformation flooded Twitter during the 2016 election according to study

Polarizing, conspiratorial content and inaccurate “junk news” flooded Twitter during the 2016 presidential race, according to new research from Oxford University, particularly in swing...

The Trump administration now has its first antitrust regulator

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Makan Delrahim, a corporate lawyer — who has previously represented tech giants like AT&T, Google and Qualcomm —...

Facebook, Google and Twitter have been asked to testify before Congress...

Senate lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have asked Facebook, Google and Twitter to testify at a November 1 hearing, a...

A Republican skeptic of climate change now wants to know if...

A top House Republican who’s long questioned the veracity of climate science is probing whether Russian agents are responsible for anti-fossil-fuel advertisements on Facebook,...

President Donald Trump’s new tax reform plan would drop corporate rates...

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress will propose an overhaul to the U.S. tax code today that would lower the rate...

President Trump is accusing Facebook of being “anti-Trump”

President Donald Trump charged on Wednesday that Facebook has “always” been opposed to him, suggesting it is part of a network of “collusion” along...

The president is accusing Facebook of being “anti-Trump”

President Donald Trump charged on Wednesday that Facebook was “always” opposed to him, suggesting it is part of a network of “collusion” along with...

Amazon, Facebook and others in tech will commit $300 million to...

Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce and other top technology companies plan to commit a total of about $300 million toward boosting computer-science education in the...

A new political group backed by Mark Pincus and Reid Hoffman...

Mark Pincus and his WTF project to rethink American politics is coming to the nation’s capital — with a little help from the Wizard...

Russia-purchased ads on Facebook during the 2016 election were aimed at...

Some of the suspicious Facebook ads purchased by Russian agents ahead of the 2016 presidential election were aimed at influencing its outcome by preying...

President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka are unveiling a new...

President Donald Trump will issue a new directive Monday to supercharge the U.S. government’s support for science, tech, engineering and mathematics, including coding education,...

President Trump targets eight countries in his newly revised travel ban

President Donald Trump has imposed new, major travel restrictions on immigrants from seven countries — Chad, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen...

President Trump has attacked NFL players again

A pro football season already rankled by lower-than-usual ratings took a sharp political turn this weekend, as President Donald Trump took aim at NFL...