Day: October 17, 2019

Big Tech Data Dominance Threatens Competition, FTC Democrat Says

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U.S. technology giants pose a threat to competition and innovation around the world through collection and control over massive amounts of consumer data, Federal Trade Commissioner Rohit Chopra will tell Congress Friday.

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Mark Zuckerberg doubles down on free speech

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cast himself and his company as champions of free speech in a 45-minute talk at Georgetown University Thursday. What he’s saying: “I believe we have two responsibilities: to remove content when it could cause real danger as effectively as we can, and to fight to uphold as wide a definition of freedom of expression as possible — and not allow the definition of what is considered dangerous to expand beyond what is absolutely necessary.” “I believe people should decide what is credible, not tech companies. … When it’s not absolutely clear what to do, we should err on the side of free expression.” Zuckerberg The big picture: Facebook’s scale and impact has become a flashpoint for political criticism in the U.S. and around the world, particularly since its newsfeed became a vector for targeted deceit during the 2016 election.

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