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US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »

EU Probes Qualcomm-NXP Semiconductor Mega-Deal

The EU launched an antitrust probe Friday into US semiconductor maker Qualcomm’s $47-billion purchase of Dutch rival NXP, the biggest ever in the sector. The European Commission said the “in-depth investigation” was due to concerns that the deal would affect competition and lead to higher prices for consumers. The deal announced in October was aimed at extending Qualcomm’s… Read More »

Fiat Chrysler and Renault face diesel emissions probes

The UK Department for Transport has asked for details of a US probe into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software as a matter of urgency. The car maker has been accused of not telling authorities about software that could allow excess diesel emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram trucks were… Read More »