On Thursday, October 3, the European Union’s top court ruled that national courts can order Facebook to identify and take down duplicate illegal content posted by users globally, if policing the content in question does not violate “the relevant international law.”. House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez announced that she plans to convene a hearing with representatives from Amazon, Google, and Facebook to consider how technology behemoths may be damaging the competitive landscape for small businesses; on Wednesday, October 16th the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Tech and Consumer Protection will hold a joint hearing to explore “online content moderation practices and whether consumers are adequately protected under current law.”

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