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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.

Senate Democrats confront ‘digital divide’ in new bill

Read special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Trump and Russia

Facebook bans UK’s biggest far-right organizations, including EDL, BNP, and Britain First

US facial recognition will cover 97 percent of departing airline passengers within four years

Student used ‘USB Killer’ device to destroy $58,000 worth of college computers

The former student now faces up to 10 years in prison

FCC chairman moves to block China Mobile from entering the US

Aggressive new terrorist content regulation passes EU vote

We’ve been warned about AI and music for over 50 years, but no one’s prepared

T-Mobile and Comcast partner to combat robocalls

The UK’s controversial porn block will go into effect on July 15th

Andrew Yang is the candidate for the end of the world

He’s a fringe presidential hopeful who thinks automation is the country’s greatest threat — and the answer is to give every American human $1,000 a month

Microsoft denied police facial recognition tech over human rights concerns

The artificial intelligence field is too white and too male, researchers say