Lawsuit claims Trump’s social media order violates free speech rights

True to expectations, President Trump’s attempt to limit protections for social media companies will face a legal challenge. The rights group Center for Democracy and Technology has sued (via the New York Times) Trump for allegedly violating the Firs...

Senator Ted Cruz asks DOJ to investigate Twitter over Iran sanctions

Twitter is facing yet more scrutiny over its approach to politicians, albeit for different reasons. Axios (via The Verge) has learned that Senator Ted Cruz sent letters to the Justice and Treasury Departments ‘urging’ them to investigate Twitter for...

Recommended Reading: He bought StubHub right before the pandemic

Worst. Deal. Ever.Noah Kirsch, ForbesIn November, Eric Baker’s online ticket marketplace Viagogo purchased rival StubHub for $4 billion. Baker was actually one of StubHub’s co-founders before he was fired from the company. The deal closed in February...

Senators ask FTC to investigate Instacart over ‘tip baiting’

Tip baiting, where delivery service customers promise generous tips to couriers only to stiff them afterward, is a scummy practice — and politicians want to know if companies are letting it slide. A group of US senators led by Brian Schatz have sent...

Judges toss lawsuit alleging anti-conservative bias on social media

In 2018, the nonprofit organization Freedom Watch and a conservative YouTuber named Laura Loomer tried to sue social media companies. They alleged that Twitter, Facebook and Google -- which owns YouTube -- broke antitrust laws and violated their Firs...

YouTube blames bug for censoring comments on China’s ruling party

For the past six months, YouTube has been automatically deleting two Chinese phrases that are frequently used to criticize the Communist Party of China (CCP). Google says it's investigating the issue, which The Verge was among the first to report on....

US Senators propose giving $2 billion to healthcare facilities for broadband

At the start of April, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. The bill proposed to increase telehealth funding in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation seems to...

AG Barr seeks ‘legislative solution’ to make companies unlock phones

Last December, a Saudi Arabian cadet training with the US military opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others. The FBI recovered two iPhones, and after failing to access their data, asked Apple to unl...