Social Media

Apr 24, 2023

Supreme Court takes social media cases with echoes of Trump

The Supreme Court will decide whether public officials can block critics from commenting on their social media accounts.

Mar 13, 2023

Judge allows Google antitrust case to move ahead in Virginia

A judge has rejected a request from Google to transfer a federal antitrust lawsuit against it from Virginia to New York.

Feb 22, 2023

Supreme Court considering tech giants’ liability in Islamic State’s online growth

The Supreme Court is weighing whether Facebook, Twitter and YouTube can be sued based on the argument the platforms assisted in fueling the growth of the Islamic State.

Feb 22, 2023

How Section 230 helped shape speech on the Internet

Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today.

Feb 21, 2023

Justices reject appeal from man arrested for spoofing police on social media

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal, backed by the satirical The Onion, from a man who was arrested and prosecuted for making fun of police on social media.

Beatriz Gonzalez, right, the mother of 23-year-old Nohemi Gonzalez, a student killed in the Paris terrorist attacks, and stepfather Jose Hernandez speak outside the Supreme Court on Feb. 21, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Feb 20, 2023

Supreme Court weighs Google’s liability in Islamic State terror case

The Supreme Court seemed unlikely to side with a family wanting to hold Google liable for the death of their daughter in a terrorist attack.

Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, speaks during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on what Republicans say is the politicization of the FBI and Justice Department and attacks on American civil liberties, on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Feb 16, 2023

GOP subpoenas tech CEOs as part of probe into censorship

Subpoenas were sent to the chief executives of the five largest tech companies as Republicans moved to investigate what they assert is corporate censorship.

Feb 9, 2023

Ex-Twitter execs deny pressure to block Hunter Biden story

Former Twitter executives conceded to Congress that they made a mistake by blocking a story about Hunter Biden in the run-up to the 2020 election.

Feb 3, 2023

Why is TikTok banned from Baltimore and other governments’ devices?

TikTok will soon be banned from Baltimore City devices, becoming the latest in a growing line of state and local governments to prohibit the social media platform.

Former President Donald Trump listens to applause from the crowd as he steps up to the podium at a rally on Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
Jan 26, 2023

Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook after 2-year ban

Facebook parent Meta said it will restore Donald Trump 's personal account in the coming weeks, ending a two-year suspension.

Jan 12, 2023

School lawsuits over social media harm face tough legal road

U.S. social media companies are facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for the mental health crisis among youth.

Facebook's Meta logo sign is seen at the company headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
Dec 27, 2022

Facebook parent Meta will pay $725M to settle user data case

Meta has agreed to pay $725 million to settle a lawsuit alleging Facebook allowed millions of its users’ personal information to be fed to Cambridge Analytica.

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