Stories by Scott Rosenberg

Mark Zuckerberg doubles down on free speech

Photo of Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's CEO speaking at Georgetown University
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg cast himself and his company as champions of free speech in a 45-minute talk at Georgetown University Thursday.

What he's saying: "I believe we have two responsibilities: to remove content when it could cause real danger as effectively as we can, and to fight to uphold as wide a definition of freedom of expression as possible — and not allow the definition of what is considered dangerous to expand beyond what is absolutely necessary."

2020 Democrats lay into Big Tech "monopolists"

Photo of Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren debating on a screen
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Key Democratic presidential hopefuls displayed their divisions and agreements over what to do about the power of Big Tech in a lengthy chunk of Tuesday night's debate.

What they're saying: Sen. Elizabeth Warren outlined the most comprehensive antitrust-enforcement approach.

For tech, it's all hard problems now

Blue screen of death featuring the Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google logos
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The tech industry spent the last two decades connecting the world and getting computers into every home and hand — but that's turning out to have been the easy part. Now, every problem tech companies face is fiendishly hard.

Driving the news: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) unloaded on Facebook Monday:

"Facebook has incredible power to affect elections and our national debate. Mark Zuckerberg is telling employees that he views a Warren administration as an “existential” threat to Facebook. The public deserves to know how Facebook intends to use their influence in this election."
— Sen. Warren, on Twitter