Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill

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Past articles by Chris:

Battle over Big Tech bills goes down to the wire

Lobbying both for and against legislation to crack down on U.S. tech giants is intensifying as the Senate enters a critical month for the antitrust bills. All eyes are on Senate Majority Lead… → Read More

FTC chair Khan expecting ‘very active year ahead’

Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan has a busy year ahead of her. With the panel’s newly restored Democratic majority, the agency tasked with enforcing antitrust laws and protecting consumers … → Read More

SEC looms over Musk-Twitter deal

Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter has been the subject of countless headlines as the mercurial CEO has made his hang ups with the acquisition very public. That tendency to share… → Read More

Activists, workers press Google founders to support racial equity audit

A collection of civil society groups and employees at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, sent letters to Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and former CEO Eric Schmidt Friday urging t… → Read More

Twitter to pay $150 million over allegations it improperly sold user data

Twitter is set to pay $150 million to settle a privacy lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Justice Department. The settlement, made public Wednesday, concerns allegations that… → Read More

Facebook rejects Abbott allegation about Texas shooter’s posts

Facebook is denying Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s (R) allegation that the gunman who killed 21 people, including 19 children, at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday posted publicly about the attack on … → Read More

Democrats ask Google to stop collecting location data following Supreme Court leak

A group of more than 40 Democrats sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai Tuesday evening urging the company to stop collecting and storing location data out of concern that it could be obtained … → Read More

Meta to disclose more data on political ad targeting

Meta, the newly formed parent company of Facebook, announced Monday that it is planning to give researchers access to more information about how political advertising can be targeted on its platfor… → Read More

Twitter rolls out ‘crisis misinformation’ policy

Twitter on Thursday announced a new approach to how it handles misinformation during crisis situations aimed more aggressively at targeting false allegations. The platform will stop amplifying or p… → Read More

Bipartisan bill targets Google’s ad business

A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would force Google to break up its digital advertising business. The Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act w… → Read More

New York accuses Amazon of discriminating against pregnant, disabled workers

New York state’s human rights watchdog filed a complaint against Amazon on Wednesday, accusing the e-commerce giant of discriminating against pregnant and disabled workers. “My administration… → Read More

Company buying Truth Social warns investors about Trump business failures

The company merging with Donald Trump’s social media company to take it public in a filing Monday warned about the former president’s previous failed business ventures. In the registration filed by… → Read More

Musk, Twitter CEO spar over bot accounts

Elon Musk on Monday publicly challenged Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s explanation of how the platform measures bot or spam accounts. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced last week he was putting his $4… → Read More

Senate Democrat proposes forming Big Tech watchdog

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would create a new federal watchdog to regulate the country’s biggest technology companies. The Federal Digital Platform Commis… → Read More

Two top executives leaving Twitter after Musk deal

Two of Twitter’s top leaders announced Thursday they are leaving the company as it prepares for Elon Musk’s impending takeover. Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s general manager of consumer product, will … → Read More

Corporate responsibility group reviewing Facebook contractor’s worker treatment

A company that outsources content moderation for Facebook is facing a review of its certification as an ethical employer amid outcry over alleged poor working conditions at its office in Kenya. The… → Read More

House passes bill to protect seniors from scams

The House voted 371 to 48 Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at protecting senior citizens from increasingly frequent financial scams. The Empowering States to Protect Seniors from Bad Actors… → Read More

Senate confirms Biden’s FTC nominee

The Senate voted along party lines Wednesday to confirm Alvaro Bedoya, President Biden’s nominee to fill the fifth seat on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with Vice President Harris casting the… → Read More

Civil society orgs call on Zoom to drop emotional analysis features

A group of nearly 30 civil society groups sent a letter to Zoom Wednesday calling on the company to halt the use of any software aimed at analyzing the emotions of video call participants. The lett… → Read More

Musk says he’d reverse Trump’s Twitter ban

Elon Musk said Tuesday that he will reverse former President Trump’s ban from Twitter if his acquisition of the platform is completed. “I think it was a morally bad decision, to be clear, and fooli… → Read More