Conservative demonstrators who allege that the government pressured or colluded with social media platforms to censor right-leaning content protest outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 18, 2024. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Defining coercion at heart of Supreme Court case on government jawboning platforms

Monday’s case has major ramifications for the relationship between the government and social media platforms and policing disinformation.
In this photo illustration, a visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin is displayed in front of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) logo on January 10, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

SEC blames sim-swapping, lack of MFA for X account hijacking

Multifactor authentication was disabled at the SEC’s request last year after staff had difficulties accessing the social media account.
Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on April 21, 2021. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

FTC faces pressure from Twitter, Republicans over privacy investigation

A hearing to review FTC Chair Lina Khan's leadership turned into a debate over the commission's role overseeing Twitter's privacy practices.