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Explainer: What's in the U.S. law protecting internet companies - and can it be changed?

28 Oct 2020

The chief executives of Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday as lawmakers seek ways to hold Big Tech accountable for how they moderate content on their platforms.

Explainer: What's in the law protecting internet companies - and can Trump change it?

28 May 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a federal law known as Section 230, which protects internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by users.

EXPLAINER-What is Section 230 - and can Trump change it?

28 May 2020

May 28 U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a federal law known as Section 230, which protects internet companies like Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google from being responsible for the material posted by users.

China video streamer iQiyi sees price hikes at home, gold abroad

05 Dec 2019

SINGAPORE Chinese video streaming company iQiyi hopes to have as many as half its subscribers in overseas markets in five years despite Sino-U.S. trade tensions and increased government censorship at home, founder and chief executive Gong Yu told Reuters in an interview.

Exclusive: Ride-hailing firm Grab plans major investment in Vietnam - top executive

26 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab is set to invest "several hundred million dollars" in Vietnam where the company sees its next major growth market, just weeks after it unveiled a $2 billion plan in Indonesia. | Video

China's Huawei sees little impact on sales from U.S. broadside

27 Mar 2019

(In March 26 story, modifies paragraph 13 to show that Reuters could not independently verify Huawei's ownership structure; corrects paragraph 20 to show that Huawei is the No. 3 vendor of smartphones)

Facebook meeting shows challenges ahead for proposed 'oversight board'

22 Feb 2019

SINGAPORE Facebook's new effort to bring outside experts into its content review process promises to be complicated and possibly contentious, if discussions this week at a meeting in Singapore are any indication.

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