Tony Romm

Tony Romm

Senior tech policy reporter @washingtonpost. Contributor @msnbc. Unapologetic Philly stan. tony.romm[at]washpost/protonmail dot com. DM for Signal

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NEW: Biden appoints Rebecca Kelly Slaughter as acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, elevating a Dem who has called for vigorous enforcement against tech abuses. Developing.

this is what happens when Congress spends years ignoring bipartisan requests to give the FTC civil penalty authority

Far-right groups move online conversations from social media to chat apps--and out of view of law enforcement

I am CACKLING I thought she really was about to break into dance

let’s get loud (America remix) is the 2021 drop that shoulda happened and didn’t

just inserted LETS GET LOUD into the middle of a lede i filed

NEW: Amazon, Facebook spent records sums to lobby Washington last year, new data show, illustrating the tough to come as Dems take aim vs tech


NEW: In a little noticed, late Friday update, the Trump administration said that landlords could start eviction proceedings against tenants even while a federal eviction ban is in place

The USPS got as far as drafting a press release promising to send 650 million masks, five to every household, touting its "unique" ability to help in the pandemic. It never happened. The story: The release:

RIP Quibi, 2020-2020 A company committed to keeping things short, in a quite literal sense.

SCOOP: A Senate investigation into USPS found that prescription drug deliveries have experienced "significant" delays, in some cases by multiple days, in recent months.

NEW: Ajit Pai officially announced plans to depart as FCC chairman on Jan 20

NEW: More than 40 attorneys general and the U.S. government are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wed, alleging the tech giant engaged in unlawful, anticompetitive tactics to buy or kill off its rivals and solidify its dominance

NEW: There were 2 million tweets over a 3-week period spreading falsehoods about coronavirus around the world. An unreleased, unclassified U.S. report obtained by the Post signals it may have been a coordinated effort.

“The Treasury Department has ordered President Trump’s name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days”