February 28, 2021

Twitter touts its recent work to ‘protect the integrity of elections’

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By Mariella Moon From engadget The micro-blogging platform is making an effort to fight disinformation campaigns. It’s almost the midterm elections in the US, and that means disinformation campaigns could be working overtime. Social networks have beenintroducing new features, rolling out changes and even asking the government for help to fight off trolls and fake […]

Uber’s exposure topped $850 million in driver suit

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By Ben Hancock, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. could have been on the hook for as much as $852 million in damages if a California jury had concluded that the company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors, new court filings show. That estimate, more than 10 times what drivers in California […]

Privacy firm drops suit against Twitter

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By Ross Todd, From The Recorder SAN FRANCISCO — Attorneys at Edelson on Thursday dropped a proposed class action alleging that Twitter Inc. violates a federal wiretapping law through its handling of direct messages between users. Edelson’s Alexander Nguyen filed suit in September on behalf of a Texas man claiming that Twitter reads the contents […]