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Will Politicians Block Our Driverless Future? New at Reason

last weekNews : Reason

As Ronald Bailey explains in the July issue of Reason: At a Senate hearing called "Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars," most members of the Commerce Committee made it clear that they'll be hard-pressed to stick to a hands-off approach to regulating driverless cars. Show More Summary

Senate Holds Hearing Today On Energy Tax Policy

The Senate Finance Committee holds a hearing today on Energy Tax Policy in 2016 and Beyond: Karen Alderman Harbert (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C.) Susan Kennedy (Advanced Microgrid Solutions, San Francisco) Steve Miller (Bulk Handling Systems, Eugene, OR) Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.) In connection with the...

Four automakers selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four automakers confirmed they are selling some new vehicles with defective Takata airbags that will eventually have to be recalled, U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Democrats said in a report Wednesday. The report...Show More Summary

Facebook Addresses Trending Topics Flap in Letter to Sen. John Thune

Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch shared a letter he sent to Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune (R-S.D.).

Facebook Makes Change After Political Bias Accusations

On Monday, Facebook announced that it would tweak its \u0022Trending Topics\u0022 module after numerous reports earlier this month made claims of political bias. In a letter responding to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune, a Republican f        

Facebook investigation reveals no evidence of bias against conservative topics, firm says

Facebook uncovered no evidence that it suppressed news about conservative issues in its "trending topics" feature, the social media firm wrote Monday in a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.). “Our data analysis indicated that conservative and liberal topics are...

Facebook Announces Sweeping Changes to Trending Section

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Facebook is enacting a number of changes to its trending news module following a two-week internal investigation. The company’s announcement comes in response to a letter of inquiry from the US Senate Commerce Committee, issued one day...Show More Summary

Bombshell Report: NFL Attempted To Influence NIH Study On Brain Disease

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A bombshell report released Monday by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee implicates top NFL officials in an attempt to influence a study on brain injury research conducted by the National Institutes of Health. Central...Show More Summary

NFL tried to influence head trauma research: Congressional report

last monthNews : NY Daily News

A blistering new report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee accuses the National Football League of improperly attempting to influence the National Institutes of Health with regard to research on brain disease caused by football and other contact sports.

Here Is The Full Congressional Report On The NFL's Interference With Concussion Research [UPDATING]

last monthSports : Deadspin

Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce just released the full 91-page report detailing the findings of their investigation into the NFL’s attempts to improperly influence the direction of the National Institute of Health’s concussion research . Show More Summary

Donald Trump Has Got A New Energy Adviser And He Does Not Believe In Climate Change [Video]

Donald Trump has recruited Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota as his new adviser. And like majority of republicans, Cramer, who serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, is also a climate change skeptic. Trump campaign detailed that Cramer will step into his role by preparing two papers on energy policy in the... Show More Summary

'Miracle On Ice' Veteran Wants Congressional Scrutiny On NHL Concussions

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Congress will once again turn its attention to concussions Friday morning, when the House Energy & Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the effects of concussions in youth sports. But ahead of the hearing, a veteran of the U.S. hockey...Show More Summary

There are worse things than manipulated ‘Trending' stories lists

2 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

The fuss over a social-networking site possibly manipulating its list of trending topics reached a predictably silly extreme Tuesday when the chair of Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation sent a sternly worded letter demanding answers.

Chairman of Senate Commerce Committee Demands That Facebook Explain Its Handling of News Articles

Facebook is under scrutiny after a report surfaced suggesting the social media site has routinely suppressed stories with a conservative political focus. Following the Gizmodo story published this week, The New York Times reports that Sen. John Thune, chairman of the...

Republicans press Facebook over allegations of bias against conservative news

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Republicans seem ready to unfriend Facebook over allegations that the social media network has shown a bias against conservative news in its Trending Topics section. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) sent a letter Tuesday to...Show More Summary

US Senate to Mark Zuckerberg: Did Facebook Suppress Conservative Viewpoints?

John Thune, a Republican senator from South Dakota, who is also chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, to respond to allegations that the social network suppressed conservative news.

"The notion of Congress looking into or investigating how a medium of communication decides what to say threatens on its face First Amendment rights."

Said Floyd Abrams, the big First Amendment lawyer, after John Thune, the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, called on Facebook to respond to claims that it discriminates against conservatives as it determines which news articles...Show More Summary

Senator Demands Answers From Facebook on Claims of ‘Trending’ List Bias

John Thune, Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, wants a response to a report that Facebook suppressed conservative articles.

Conservative News Is Widely Shared On Facebook, Data Show

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

It's been a bad week for Facebook. On Monday, the site was accused of harboring a bias against conservative news in its Trending Topics module. The Senate's GOP-led commerce committee has since launched an inquiry demanding answers about...Show More Summary

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