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Republican Set to Lobby for Big Tech’s Right to Censor Conservatives

Bradley Smith, a law professor and former Republican Federal Election Commissioner, is set to serve on the board of a new advocacy group aimed at defending Big Tech companies from regulation. Smith previously ran the “Institute for Free Speech,” which similarly opposed the regulation of Silicon Valley giants

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the huge social network's growth was strong, but shares fell after the quarterly update

Nancy Pelosi: ‘I Lost’; Big Tech Legal Immunity Remains in USMCA

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference Tuesday that she “lost” her fight to remove a provision granting big tech companies expanded immunity in the USMCA. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) told Breitbart News that they still have big reservations over the immunity’s inclusion in the trade deal. 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal(L), Democrat of Massachusetts, speaks about the US - Mexico - Canada Agreement, known as the USMCA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 10, 2019. - Officials from the US, Canada and Mexico will meet …

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff: It’s Time to Break Up Facebook

Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff has called for Facebook to be broken up in a recent interview with CNN. Benioff took specific issue with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA), the law that shields Facebook and other social media platforms from legal liability. Benioff called Section 230 “the most dangerous law on the books right now,” calling for it to be “abolished.”

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USMCA Faces Bipartisan Criticism over Big Tech Protections

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the key legal devices that allow big tech companies to censor with impunity. Senators Josh Hawley (R-MO), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and the Trump administration are among the Republicans who have criticized the law. Why then is the White House strengthening its provisions internationally?

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (L) US President Donald Trump (C) and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sign a new free trade agreement in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit. - The revamped accord, called the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), looks a lot …

Facebook Admits It’s a Publisher in Court Filings

Facebook, in court filings defending itself from a lawsuit filed by activist and congressional candidate Laura Loomer, has cited its first amendment rights as a “publisher,” contradicting public claims by the company that its social media service is a platform.

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Bokhari: Eight Ways To Curb Google

Peter Thiel, one of big tech’s few prominent conservative-libertarians, is gunning for Google. The billionaire PayPal founder recently gave a speech in D.C. branding the tech giant “treasonous” and calling for a criminal investigation over its work with the Chinese military.

Google will get the ability to expand its own line of wearables with the acquisition of smartwatch technology from the fashion group Fossil

Google-Funded Heritage Foundation Decries ‘Heavy-Handed’ Tech Regulations

The Heritage Foundation released a statement ahead of the White House’s social media summit attacking alleged “heavy-handed” regulations while suggesting that the social media companies “are responding” to the question of censorship of conservative and alternative voices on the Internet. Heritage Foundation receives donations from Google.

Google Empty Chair at Senate