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Policy

From platform moderation on Facebook and YouTube to big government struggles like the FCC and privacy regulation, policy is where we take on the rules of the internet. Watch here to follow Ajit Pai's ongoing fight against net neutrality, and Europe's push to protect its citizens' data with the GDPR. We're tracking broadband speeds to look for carrier throttling, making sure your connection stays clean. We're tracking moderation and free speech online, making sure the policies match up with what's happening in the real world. The law isn't always made with the internet in mind, and with antitrust and monopoly concerns overwhelming tech giants, there aren't many powers left standing up for the open web. So check in here to keep an eye on those stories, and we'll make sure you stay ahead of the rules of the internet — even the weird and confusing ones.

Democrats have a new plan to legalize marijuana federally

Google fined €500 million in France over bad faith negotiations with news outlets

Republicans call for Amazon to testify on Pentagon relationship

We want to see your internet bill

The Verge is partnering with Consumer Reports for a new project about internet costs

Thiel associate launches Arizona Senate campaign

He vows to end illegal immigration with surveillance tech

Foxconn and TSMC strike deal to buy 10 million COVID vaccines for Taiwan

Biden’s executive order puts net neutrality back in the spotlight

President Joe Biden’s latest executive order is a huge win for right to repair

The FTC has reportedly opened an investigation into Amazon’s MGM acquisition

Amazon reportedly doesn’t want employees to know when they’re on performance plans

How Tencent’s sweeping new facial scans will catch Chinese kids playing past curfew

US sanctions a Chinese facial recognition company with Silicon Valley funding

Vergecast: Google Play Store fees lawsuit, Nintendo’s OLED Switch, and an ‘EV Day’ event

WeChat deleted accounts of student LGBTQ groups in China

Minimum broadband speeds are likely too low, government watchdog says

Facebook accidentally lost a piece of its moderation policy for three years

Twitter will comply with India’s new rules to keep its legal immunity

Google feared Samsung Galaxy Store and tried to quash it, lawsuit alleges

‘A threat it needed to preemptively quash’

Google faces new antitrust lawsuit over Google Play Store fees

Donald Trump files sweeping, nonsensical lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google

GitHub’s automatic coding tool rests on untested legal ground

Conservative social networks keep making the same mistake

Pentagon cancels Microsoft JEDI contract, will ask for new cloud computing bids

Rep. Ken Buck is the new face of Republican antitrust

Meet the Republican behind the House’s bipartisan antitrust deal

Twitter has lost legal immunity for users’ posts in India, government argues

Hong Kong’s new anti-doxxing proposal could put tech companies at risk, says new letter