Internet

Twitter hit with widespread outage

A screenshot of Twitter, which was down on July 11, 2019
Screenshot: Axios

Twitter was the latest big tech company to be hit with a major outage, going offline for more than an hour Thursday afternoon.

Why it matters: It's exactly the kind of thing we'd all be tweeting about — you know, if Twitter weren't down.

Facebook exec to policymakers: Regulate tech firms before China does

A man holds a microphone
Facebook executive Nick Clegg. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

A top Facebook executive on Monday urged Europe and America to move towards regulating major internet companies — saying that if they don’t, the Chinese government will.

Why it matters: Policy and communications chief Nick Clegg’s comments delivered in Berlin are part of the social giant’s push to influence new regulations in areas like hateful content and data privacy.