What's on the agenda for policymakers.

Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?

For Facebook, April 10, 2018 is being seen as a kind of dreaded final exam. That’s when Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive, will swap out his trademark gray T-shirts for a suit and tie, and embark on a two-day marathon of testimony on

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Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 14:15

Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Committee on the Judiciary will convene a public conversation with Facebook CEO about his vision for addressing problems that have generated significant concern about Facebook’s role in our democracy, bad actors using the platform, and user privacy


  • Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Facebook

Facebook Under Fire: How Privacy Crisis Could Change Big Data Forever

The biggest risk to Facebook — and the digital-ad business overall — would be a wide-ranging privacy-protection law on the order of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act in the banking sector.

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National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 08:00 to Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:30

Net Inclusion 2018 welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:

  • local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
  • sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs,
  • and digital inclusion best practices from across the country.

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House Commerce Committee

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 10:00

No details yet, but House Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) announced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the committee on Wednesday, April 11th, at 10:00 a.m. regarding the company’s use and protection of user data.

Facebook Tries to Help Users Better Assess Stories in Its News Feed

Facebook's users in the US will see a news publisher’s Wikipedia page and how frequently an article has been shared on Facebook as part of the updates the company tries to fight the spread of false and sensational information through its platform.

Trump's War With Amazon and the Washington Post Is Personal

With White House staff departures and diminished roles for thems that remain, there's just one star in the Trump administration—a situation President Trump is obviously enjoying.

How to regulate Facebook

No federal law spells out what companies trading in personal information can do with user data. No federal agency has clear jurisdiction over writing rules for internet companies.

Carriers Are Hoarding America’s Bandwidth. Google Just Wants Them to Share

A Google-led plan to overhaul how valuable airwaves are used for calls and texts is gaining momentum across the wireless industry, giving the company the chance to play a central role in networks of the future.

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Federal Communications Commission

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30