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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.

Twitter pauses ads in Ukraine and Russia amid growing conflict

The US has sanctioned the head of Russia’s largest social network

Ukrainian leader calls on Tim Cook to block Russian users from the App Store

Outlook bad for Starbucks’ anti-union lawyers

Russia partially blocks Facebook for fact-checking state-owned media

Russia is accusing Facebook of censorship

Tumblr is settling with NYC’s human rights agency over alleged porn ban bias

UK politician who tweeted threat to nail journalist’s balls to the floor pushes user IDs to curb online abuse

Judge rejects Elon Musk’s request to force the SEC back into court

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his brother are under investigation for alleged insider trading

Ukraine internet outages spark concerns of broader blackout

Outage reports have centered around Kharkiv, the second-largest city

Activision Blizzard’s harassment settlement is one step closer to approval

US and Russia still tethered by International Space Station during Ukraine conflict

Firefighting strategies need an extreme makeover, UN warns