The Capital Note: Google Under Attack, the Fed Frets about Risk

On the menu today: The war on Google, the Fed worries about what ultra-low interest rates might mean, the Biden

Dark money groups pouring millions into 2020 political ads with even less disclosure

Shot from America First Action Super PAC ad “Scott.” – captured via YouTube “Dark money” groups that keep their donors

Party operatives steering millions in ‘dark money’ to 2020 election ads

(Erin Schaff/The New York Times) More than $116 million in political spending and 2020 contributions can be traced back to

‘Dark money’ group tied to Tom Cotton targets Democrats in Trump-won districts

Senator Tom Cotton (Tom Brenner/Getty Images) A “dark money” group launched by allies of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is spending

Facebook spends big on lobbying as key hearing nears

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Plagued by criticisms of its moderating practices, a congressional antitrust probe and a

U.S. Social Media Companies Cease Hong Kong Data Requests, Citing National Security Law

Several U.S. social media companies have ceased reviewing requests by Hong Kong authorities to search residents’ data, following China’s implementation

Hawley Proposes Bill to Scale Back Section 230 Protections for Tech Companies with Large Audiences

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides tech platforms with immunity for libelous or misleading content posted by a

Outside groups help Biden close the digital ad gap with Trump on Facebook

(Mark Makela/Getty Images) High-powered super PACs are helping presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden make up ground on social media against

‘Dark money’ networks hide political agendas behind fake news sites

A screenshot of a Facebook ad run by ACRONYM. At a time when trustworthy journalism is more important than ever,

Trump admin deems gun dealers and shooting ranges essential after lobbying push

(DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images) The Trump administration designated the firearms industry as essential “critical infrastructure” over the weekend following

Barr Taking Over Antitrust Probes of Silicon Valley Tech Companies

William Barr has tightened his control of the Justice Department’s antitrust probes, a move that could spell trouble for Silicon Valley

FTC to Review Past Big Tech Mergers, Demands Info from Apple, Facebook, Amazon

U.S. regulators announced Tuesday that they are demanding information about past mergers from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Alphabet.