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US files antitrust suit to break Google up

The suit claims the $1 trillion company uses its market power to fend off rivals. A breakup of the internet search and advertising company is possible.

By REUTERS
20/10/2020
Google VP to offer Zoom event through ESRA

"We had to act quickly and creatively to adapt to the new reality and provide support and monetary first aid to those in dire need," said ESRA CEO Sunny Marshanky.

YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

The video platform said it would now ban any content with claims about COVID-19 vaccines that contradict consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.

By REUTERS
14/10/2020
A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin,
Online giants are getting better at taking down antisemitism in Spanish

Watchdog Observatorio Web identified 500 videos in Spanish espousing Holocaust denial, which YouTube has now taken down.

By JTA STAFF
08/10/2020
U.S. House of Representatives votes on Trump impeachment on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 1
US House panel urges Congress to break tech giants, change antitrust laws

The report urged Congress to allow antitrust enforcers more leeway in stopping companies from purchasing potential rivals, something that is now difficult.

By REUTERS
07/10/2020
Google responds after search term yields antisemitic allusion to Holocaust

Upon running an image search for "Jewish baby strollers," users would see row upon row of portable ovens — an offensive allusion to the Holocaust.

A Google search page is seen through a magnifying glass in this photo illustration taken in Berlin,
Seemingly innocuous Google search yields antisemitic allusion to Holocaust

Google says it’s looking into the search results and wants to improve them. But according to researchers, the results may not be an accident.

By BEN SALES/JTA
26/09/2020
Google, Apple, Spotify called to remove French rapper’s antisemitic songs

Corleone sings in his 10th album, The Phantom Threat, about wanting his children to “live like Jewish investors” and of being “determined like Adolf.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/09/2020
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018
Google awards grant to Tel Aviv University to help fight COVID-19

The Google Israel office has not only been a key contributor to the fight against the novel coronavirus, but also serves as a center that protects populations faced with natural disasters.

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