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The New York Times

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Recent articles by David:

Supreme Court Poised to Reconsider Key Tenets of Online Speech

The cases could significantly affect the power and responsibilities of social media platforms. → Read More

Why Losing to Meta in Court Could Still Be a Win for Antitrust Regulators

As the Federal Trade Commission prepares to face off in court against Meta over a V.R. start-up deal, the agency is testing a novel argument as part of a strategy to push antitrust law. → Read More

Ticketmaster’s Parent Company Said to Face Justice Department Investigation

The inquiry predates the botched presale of Taylor Swift tickets this week and is said to focus on whether Live Nation has abused its power in the live music industry. → Read More

Instagram Says Parental Controls Will Arrive in March

Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children. → Read More

Zoom’s $15 billion deal for Five9 is off.

The plan to merge had drawn scrutiny on national security grounds. → Read More

Zoom’s $15 billion deal for Five9 is off.

The plan to merge had drawn scrutiny on national security grounds. → Read More

Biden will name a privacy expert to Federal Trade Commission.

Alvaro Bedoya, President Biden’s nominee, has studied the way new technologies can violate privacy. → Read More

Biden to Urge More Scrutiny of Tech Mergers and Data Privacy

The order is the president’s latest acknowledgment of concerns that the tech giants have obtained outsize market power. → Read More

Google Faces Antitrust Lawsuit Over App Store Fees

Software developers have accused the company of harsh policies and taking a large cut of financial transactions in their apps. → Read More

Florida, in a First, Will Fine Social Media Companies That Bar Candidates

The new law is a direct response to Facebook’s and Twitter’s suspensions of former President Donald J. Trump. → Read More

As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet

Virginia, Florida, Arkansas and Maryland are among dozens of states that have introduced bills to curtail the power of Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter. → Read More

Fake Comments on Net Neutrality Rollback to Cost Companies Millions

The state attorney general’s office reached an agreement that levies millions in penalties on third-party services that generated the comments. → Read More

Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products. → Read More

Big Tech C.E.O.s to Face Lawmakers on Disinformation: Live Updates

Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress in October. He is set to say that Facebook supports new rules that would make the Section 230 protections available only to certain platforms.Credit...Pool photo by Greg Nash House lawmakers plan to interrogate the chief executives of Google, Facebook and Twitter at a hearing on Thursday about how disinformation spreads across their platforms, an issue… → Read More

How The Death of Taylor Force in Israel Echoes Through the Fight Over Online Speech

Lawyers, judges and lawmakers are advancing a bold idea: The powerful algorithms used by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter could make them complicit in offline crimes. → Read More

Big Tech’s Next Big Problem Could Come From People Like ‘Mr. Sweepy’

Government antitrust lawsuits have created openings for numerous private cases against Big Tech, with more expected to come. If successful, the cases could cost them dearly. → Read More

Maryland Approves Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue

Analysts estimate that the tax will generate up to $250 million for schools in the state in the first year. It will also probably face fierce legal challenges. → Read More

Robinhood, Under the Gun, Raises $2.4 Billion

The high volume of trading by its customers, many of them egged on by social media, has put a strain on the company’s balance sheet. → Read More

Connecticut is investigating Amazon’s practices in the e-books market.

Connecticut’s top law enforcement official said on Wednesday that he was conducting an antitrust investigation into how Amazon runs its e-books business. William Tong, Connecticut’s attorney general, said in a statement that the state “has an active and ongoing antitrust investigation into Amazon regarding potentially anticompetitive terms” in the distribution agreements the company has for… → Read More

Google Denies Antitrust Claims in Early Response to U.S. Lawsuit

The company said people use its services because they choose to, not because they lack alternatives. → Read More