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  • CBS: Texas and Nine Other U.S. States Sue Google

    December 17, 2020

    Joining the U.S. Justice Department's October lawsuit against Google, Texas, backed by nine other states, filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing the tech giant of breaking antitrust law in how it runs its online advertising business.

  • Axios: FB to Allow Political Ads Before Georgia Run-Off Election

    December 17, 2020

    Following Facebook's ban on political ads after polls closed in the United States on Nov. 3, Election Day, the social media giant said it will begin letting advertisers run ads targeting Georgia voters about the state's Jan. 5 runoff elections, starting Dec. 16. 

  • UK to Fine Social Media Giants for Failure to Remove "Harmful" Content.

    December 16, 2020

    In an effort to set the global standard for safety online, the United Kingdom announced it will fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their global revenue if they fail to stop illegal and harmful content from reaching their online users, including terrorism, child abuse material, and misinformation about Covid-19.

  • FDA Gives Approval for Emergency Use of Covid-19 Vaccine

    December 14, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use with plans to ship 50 million vaccine doses this year, enough to inoculate 25 million people. 

  • Politico: YouTube to Remove Videos Claiming Mass Fraud Changed Election Results

    December 11, 2020

    The Google-owned video-sharing platform YouTube announced that any content that "alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election”  will be removed.

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