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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on December 5 regarding claims the company is biased against conservatives   —  Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is set to testify to Congress in December, facing off against lawmakers for the first time at a hearing …
Nov 27, 2018, 10:15 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook says Mark Zuckerberg won't appear before the UK-led grand committee of eight countries on Tuesday, sending the VP of public policy to testify instead   —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has declined to testify at a rare joint hearing with lawmakers from seven countries …
Nov 23, 2018, 10:45 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
How Facebook and Twitter fight online voter suppression for the midterms with algorithm changes and partnerships with organizations that report disinformation   —  Facebook and Twitter aren't just trying to drive people to the polls — they're racing to fight back bad actors who seek to deter their users from voting.
Nov 2, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
How startups, volunteers, activist groups, and other organizations from Silicon Valley are trying to spark a Democratic wave during the midterms   —  Lauren Baer faces a tough task on Election Day: She's a first-time Democratic candidate for Congress vying against a veteran Republican in …
Oct 29, 2018, 10:50 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
The White House met with execs from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM Monday, urging them to make it easier for their workers to do tours of duty in government   —  The White House plans to convene technology giants including Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft and IBM on Monday and urge …
Oct 22, 2018, 10:30 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it purged more than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented spam …
Oct 11, 2018, 2:16 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: Sundar Pichai visited the Pentagon last week to meet reps of the DoD division that oversees Project Maven   —  Google chief executive Sundar Pichai quietly paid the Pentagon a visit during his trip to Washington last week, seeking to smooth over tensions roughly four months …
Oct 5, 2018, 7:40 PMIn context
Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law   —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
Sep 30, 2018, 9:07 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
House Republicans met with Sundar Pichai on Friday, telling him to expect questions on antitrust, anti-conservative bias, and China ambitions in Nov. hearing   —  Google chief executive Sundar Pichai paid a rare visit to Washington on Friday to defend the search giant against allegations …
Sep 28, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Inside the meeting of federal and state law enforcement that signals a willingness to probe tech giants; MS AG: “focus is going to be on antitrust and privacy”   —  A meeting of the country's top federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday could presage a series of sweeping …
Sep 25, 2018, 3:12 PMIn context

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