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Big Tech’s big day in Washington This morning, Jack Dorsey of Twitter and Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on social media’s role in meddling by foreign powers. (Notably absent: Google, which rejected the committee’s request for someone higher-ranking than its top lawyer.) In the afternoon, Mr. Dorsey will also…

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West Hollywood badly wants to remove President Trump’s star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One problem: The star isn’t in West Hollywood. Nonetheless, the City Council there unanimously approved a largely symbolic resolution on Monday night urging that the president’s star be eliminated from the Walk of Fame, which stretches several blocks of Hollywood…

Hotels Grapple With Racial Bias

After the incident involving a racial slur, employees of the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Newport News, which is also a franchise, were “re-trained on code-of-conduct policies related to expectations and guiding principles for appropriate workplace behavior,” according to the company. “Isolated incidents like this one are very unfortunate, but provide an opportunity…

Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy

The same suspicions apply to other platforms: Even though President Trump arguably violates Twitter’s content policies, he has been allowed to stay up. Imagine the outcry if he was blocked. This gets to the larger issue of transparency. Ms. Bickert is messianic about openness — she points out that Facebook was the first large platform…

The Highs and Lows of Lloyd Blankfein’s Career at Goldman Sachs

Get the DealBook newsletter to make sense of major business and policy headlines — and the power-brokers who shape them.__________ He rose from a Brooklyn housing project to Harvard, and then from metal sales to the highest perch on Wall Street. Now Lloyd Blankfein is winding down his 12-year tenure as Goldman Sachs’s chief executive,…

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