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Senators Want to Reconsider Lawsuit Immunity for Google and Internet Giants

U.S. senators used a Congressional hearing on Tuesday to push the idea of overhauling a law that protects YouTube, Facebook and other internet services from being sued for the content users post. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing, led by Senator …

IBM Joins Call to Trim Liability Shield for Google, Facebook, Other Internet Platforms

International Business Machines Corp. on Wednesday threw its support behind enacting a new policy to limit liability protections enjoyed by internet platforms such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Twitter Inc. and Facebook Inc. Ryan Hagemann, an IBM government and regulatory affairs …

Senator Calls for Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to Lose Immunity If Politically Biased

Technology platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Google’s YouTube could face a flood of lawsuits unless they can demonstrate their treatment of users’ content is politically neutral, under a measure that U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s office said he would offer …

UK Joins Global Backlash Against Tech Firms that Fail to Control Harmful Content

The U.K. joined a growing global backlash against technology companies such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., proposing fines and bans if social-media platforms fail to curb illegal activity. The government outlined plans for an industry-funded regulator that would police …

Tech Firms Face Fines and Jail for Failure to Remove Violent Content in Australia

Australia will fine social media and web hosting companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed “expeditiously” under a new law. The new law …

Facebook, Twitter Face Lawmakers Over Liability, Privacy, Regulation

The more U.S. lawmakers learn about how Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. work, the more they want to know. In the latest congressional hearings on misinformation and election interference, which featured first-time appearances by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg …

Lawmakers Eye Holding Social Media Firms Liable for User Posts

Top Republican lawmakers on Tuesday attacked one of the legal protections most prized by social media companies such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc., questioning whether they should be held liable for content posted by users. House Judiciary Chairman …

Facebook in Australia Faces Potential Class Action Suit over Data Privacy Breaches

Litigation funder IMF Bentham Ltd is preparing to potentially sue social media giant Facebook Inc in Australia over its sharing of users’ data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The world’s largest social network said in April that data of up …

Class Action Alleges Facebook’s Ad Tools Discriminate Against Older Job Seekers

A proposed class action lawsuit alleging Facebook’s ad placement tools facilitate discrimination against older job-seekers has been expanded to identify additional companies, further widening the latest front in claims that candidates are being filtered out by gender, geography, race and …

Terrorist Attack Victims Seek to Restart Lawsuit Against Facebook After Zuckerberg Testimony

A lawyer for victims of terrorist attacks in Israel on Monday urged a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against Facebook Inc., saying Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony undermined the social media company’s argument that it bore no responsibility for …