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Policy

From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet — even the weird and confusing ones.

Apple VP discourages retail workers from joining a union in leaked video 

Stellantis pleads guilty, will pay $300 million over allegations of emissions fraud

NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

Judge rules Tesla can’t hide behind arbitration in sexual harassment case

Democrats say Google must curb location tracking before Roe repeal

Delete data or be complicit, campaigners urge

How Ukraine’s wide use of cryptocurrency is playing out during the war

With Michael Chobanian, the president of the Blockchain Association of Ukraine

Klarna used a prerecorded video message to lay off 10 percent of employees

Florida’s social media moderation ban is probably unconstitutional, says court

Activision Blizzard subsidiary wins union vote

DC attorney general sues Mark Zuckerberg over Cambridge Analytica scandal

Hackers breach Zola wedding registry accounts and make fraudulent purchases

Why we need a public internet and how to get one

‘We need politics. We need public policy. We need social movements’

Clearview AI ordered to delete facial recognition data belonging to UK residents