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Why Is Big Tech Policing Speech? Because the Government Isn’t

But the court shifted again, Lakier says, toward interpreting the First Amendment “as a grant of almost total freedom” for private owners to decide who could speak through their outlets.…

Four falsehoods Giuliani spread about Dominion.

Dominion Voting Systems, one of the largest voting machine vendors in the United States, filed a defamation lawsuit against Rudolph W. Giuliani on Monday, accusing him of spreading a litany…

Warning Signal: the messaging app’s new features are causing internal turmoil

On January 6th, WhatsApp users around the world began seeing a pop-up message notifying them of upcoming changes to the service’s privacy policy. The changes were designed to enable businesses…

How to Keep Internet Trolls Out of Remote Workplaces

To hear more audio stories from publishers like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. Gustavo Razzetti, who gets hired by companies to improve their work cultures,…

Why Your TV Spies on You

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. We are working, learning, staying in touch and being entertained through screens.…

Twitter will test letting some users fact-check tweets.

Twitter said on Monday it would allow some users to fact-check misleading tweets, the latest effort by the company to combat misinformation. Users who join the program, called Birdwatch, can…

East Coast Main Line: Tunnel painstakingly pushed underground

A concrete box weighing more than the Eiffel Tower has been pushed under a railway line to form a new tunnel, in a “UK first” for engineering. The 11,000-tonne, 155m…

Channel 4 Deepfake Queen complaints dropped by Ofcom

It showed an AI-generated version of the Queen, who made jokes about the Royal Family and the prime minister, and danced on top of a table.

Trump Wants Back on Facebook. This Star-Studded Jury Might Let Him.

That’s how some of the board’s members see it as well. “Practically the only entities that I trust less than the companies would be the government,” Mr. McConnell said. To…

Satellites beat balloons in race for flying internet

Last week, Google scrapped its Loon company, set up nine years ago to beam the internet down to rural areas via a network of large balloons but unable to “build…