The FTC has been making initial efforts to enjoin the marketing and social media firm Facebook from technically integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, services used by 2.6 billion users. The merger has reduced competition, poor service, and a lack of market consequences to content fraud: false advertising, political misinformation, click fraud and reposts, clickbait headlines, deepfakes, permitted hate speech, and the rest.
Alphabet continues to acquire companies to discourage competition, fire employee-activists, and mine personal health data. Perhaps the time has come abandon Google in order to stop promoting these dangerous practices.
$10 million fund to fight deepfakes is a very small first step. deepfakes remain relatively easy to spot today, but that the technology continues to improve rapidly. More must be done to verify content before it is published online.
The FTC has claimed success with a $170 million fine against YouTube for its latest abuse of the public trust. “The settlement requires Google and
The ABA Business Law Section has one of the longest standing and most active working groups on cyberlaw in the U.S. The ABA just published
Libra is facing new opposition, as evidenced by a draft legislation designed to keep Facebook and other large tech companies out of the financial institution space and barring them from issuing cryptocurrencies.