Deep Dive (March 25): Supreme Court Rejects Facebook’s Appeal Over $15 Billion Lawsuit

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
March 25, 2021Deep Diveshare

The heads of social media giants Facebook, Twitter, and Google faced off against lawmakers on Capitol Hill. They’re testifying in a hearing on disinformation on their platforms. And Facebook is facing a $15 billion class-action lawsuit alleging the firm illegally tracked the online activities of its users when they aren’t on the platform. That’s in violation of the federal Wiretap Act. While Facebook appealed to the Supreme Court, the firm was rejected. That means the lawsuit will move forward.

Did President Joe Biden have the power to stop construction of the border wall? The Government Accountability Office is now investigating. Some Republican Congress members say Congress already funded the project, and the president doesn’t have the authority to cancel it.

The Pentagon approved the Department of Health and Human Services’ request to house unaccompanied minors in two Texas military facilities. This comes amid a surge in illegal border crossings.

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