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White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook , Twitter and Alphabet Inc's Google about clamping down on Covid misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, a senior administration official said.

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition to support Facebook, Google legislation

Australia's political opposition will support proposed legislation that would force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay publishers and broadcasters for content, two sources briefed on the matter said.

As Google eyes Australia exit, Microsoft talks Bing with PM

As Google eyes Australia exit, Microsoft talks Bing with PM

Software giant Microsoft Corp is confident its search product Bing can fill the gap in Australia if Google pulls its search over required payments to media outlets, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said ...

Alphabet closes down internet balloon network project 'Loon'

Alphabet closes down internet balloon network project 'Loon'

Google parent company Alphabet announced Friday it was shutting down "Loon", a high-profile project aiming to deliver wireless internet via flying balloons in the stratosphere, because it is not commercially viable.

Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Alphabet Inc's Google will pause political ads on all of its platforms starting Jan. 14, following last week's violence at the US Capitol, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters.

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

Owners of the two biggest mobile app stores took action on Friday against the Parer social networking service because of posts inciting violence, with Alphabet Inc's Google removing it and Apple Inc warning it may do the same.

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, accusing it of working with Facebook Inc in an unlawful manner that violated antitrust law to boost its already-dominant online advertising business.

Twitter, Google CEOs defend key Internet law before US Senate panel

Twitter, Google CEOs defend key Internet law before US Senate panel

The chief executives of Twitter and Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday, a topic that has split US lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech ...

Google's antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

Google's antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department's nascent antitrust case against Google will get the attention it needs to succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency next month, antitrust experts said.

US government files antitrust lawsuit against Google

US government files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.

Google services restored for users around the world

Google services restored for users around the world

Popular Google services including Gmail, Docs and Drive were down for many users around the world on Thursday, but were restored after a few hours, the US technology giant said.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.