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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 …

Trump Wants NAFTA to Limit Liability of Internet Firms Including Google, Facebook

The Trump administration is pushing to add legal protections in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would limit the liability of internet giants such as Google and Facebook, marking the latest in a tug-of-war as policy makers balance …

How Sex Trafficking Became Battleground in Fight Over Big Tech Immunity

During last week’s hearings about the industry’s role in the 2016 presidential election, one ominous moment for Big Tech came when California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the industry’s representative in Congress and a Democrat, addressed the social media companies. “You bear …

How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint

Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldn’t be able to get off so …