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Big Tech-Funded Groups Lobby Against Antitrust Bills

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved a sweeping package of antitrust bills, one overcoming opposition from Democrats hailing from tech industry-heavy California.

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Tech Companies Run Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Ads Amid Border Hype

Twitter, Facebook, and Google have ad policies against hate, but they are allowing designated hate group FAIR's new round of advertising to stand.

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House Dem Celebrates the Launch of a Big Tech Lobbying Group

It’s unusual for an elected representative to give an industry lobbying group a quote to use for its launch press materials.

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GOP Groups Go Negative After Facebook Lifts Ad Ban for Georgia

A look at the political ads Georgia voters are seeing on Facebook as they head to the polls in the runoff Senate elections.

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Firm With Deep Ties to Facebook’s Election Integrity Partners Busted for Meddling in Latin America Elections

Employees scrubbed from the D.C. firm's website after it was caught running social media disinformation networks in Latin America have deep and long-standing ties to groups employed by Facebook to defend global election integrity.

Kamala Harris’ Deep History Of Letting Facebook Off The Hook

Vice president candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has gone easy on Facebook and tech giants for years, and in her 2020 presidential bid she was rewarded with many maxed-out contributions from Silicon Valley executives.

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After Slapping Facebook on the Wrist, Will Kohm Go Through the Revolving Door?

Over 75 percent of top officials at the Commission over the last two decades have either come from corporate interests confronting FTC issues, mainly in the tech industry, or left to take such corporate jobs.

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The Facebook Settlement Amounts to Bribery of a Federal Agency

The FTC admitted taking a higher settlement figure from Facebook in exchange for declining to depose Mark Zuckerberg.

Big Tech Has an App for Fighting Political Scrutiny: $$$$

As Big Tech has worked to establish its hard and soft power throughout Washington, this week's regulatory hearings showed signs that lawmakers' understanding of Silicon Valley's influence may be catching up.

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