Archive for Digital Updates

DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 state Attorneys General filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the District of Columbia ... Read More
FCC to Interpret Section 230
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FCC to Interpret Section 230

On October 15, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement saying that “the FCC has the legal authority to interpret Section 230” and the FCC will ... Read More
Justice Thomas Wants to Limit Section 230
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Justice Thomas Wants to Limit Section 230

On October 13, the Supreme Court denied cert to a case implicating Section 230, but Justice Thomas released a statement stressing the importance of walking back the ... Read More
Google Excludes Australia from News Showcase in Latest ACCC Retaliation
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Google Excludes Australia from News Showcase in Latest ACCC Retaliation

Google is delaying Australia’s inclusion in its latest news resource, after the ACCC announced its mandatory news media bargaining code requiring Google to fairly compensate news publishers ... Read More
French Court Requires Google to Negotiate with News Publishers
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French Court Requires Google to Negotiate with News Publishers

On October 8, a French appeals court ruled against Google, requiring them to negotiate with news publishers to pay them for their content. Prior to ... Read More
House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech
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House Antitrust Subcommittee Releases Report on Big Tech

House Antitrust Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law concluded their year-long, bipartisan investigation of big tech’s market ... Read More
Final Big Tech Antitrust Hearing Calls for Regulation
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Final Big Tech Antitrust Hearing Calls for Regulation

On October 1, the House Antitrust Subcommittee held the last of seven hearings to investigate Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple for possible antitrust violations. The ... Read More
Senate Subpoenas Big Tech CEOs
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Senate Subpoenas Big Tech CEOs

On October 1, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to issue subpoenas to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai ... Read More
DOJ Proposes Section 230 Changes to Congress
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DOJ Proposes Section 230 Changes to Congress

On September 23, the DOJ submitted its proposed Section 230 changes to Congress. The legislation would make it more difficult for big tech to escape ... Read More
Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code
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Google Continues Attack on ACCC News Bargaining Code

On September 13, Google released its latest statement about its grievances with Australia’s newest proposed regulation to compensate news publishers. While Google again claims that ... Read More
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News Media Alliance Applauds House Antitrust Report on the Big Tech Platforms - Read more