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Senator Warren, other lawmakers ask FTC to block Amazon’s iRobot deal -Axios

Reuters | September 29, 2022

(Reuters) – A group of lawmakers led by Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reject Amazon.com Inc’s $1.7 billion deal to buy Roomba vacuum maker iRobot Corp, Axios reported on Thursday, citing a letter. The FTC last week had asked Amazon and iRobot for more information on the […]

TikTok to verify political accounts in U.S., ban campaign fundraising

Reuters | September 21, 2022

By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – TikTok will begin requiring accounts belonging to U.S. government departments, politicians and political parties to be verified and will ban videos aimed at campaign fundraising, the short-form video app said on Wednesday. The move comes as TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, and other social media platforms are working to clamp […]