Technology

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wa.) argues that Google and Facebook's "unfair and abusive practices of taking publishers' online content without proper compensation, diverting user traffic away from local news websites, and using formats like Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) to obtain data about local news consumers" are decimating the local journalism industry. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
"These trillion-dollar companies scrape local news content and data for their own sites and leverage their market dominance to force local news to accept little to no compensation for their intellectual property."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
In response to Facebook's attempt to cancel a NYU research project that has been collecting data about the company's ad-targeting practices, Common Cause has launched a petition imploring the social media giant to "shut down disinformation on their platform—instead of trying to shut down the advocates and academics who are trying to expose it." (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
"Rather than combat the rampant disinformation and hate on its platform,...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Then-executive chairman of Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company, Eric Schmidt speaks during a National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) conference November 5, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Eric Schmidt said regulation should be directed toward "the excesses in the...