UK regulators prune Meta’s walled garden: Meta has been ordered to sell Giphy, and new ownership could bring back the GIF database’s popular ad program, without the antitrust concerns.
Trust in mass media is down—but social media isn’t a perfect alternative: Media confidence is highly split on partisan lines, and using social media for news can reproduce the same problems.
Whistleblower Frances Haugen shed light on multiple regulatory solutions to rein in Facebook’s algorithms, which she blamed for a rise in misinformation and teen harm.
More governments try to stymie content moderation: Texas' and Brazil’s laws to suppress social media “censorship” would only make it more difficult to combat misinformation on the already-mistrusted social platforms.
The agency is reportedly considering issuing its second lawsuit into Google by the end of this year, this time accusing the company of monopolistic practices in its digital advertising business.