In the wake of transformative technology sweeping society, more companies are facing criticism—and potential legal consequences. The biggest tech antitrust trial in decades kicked off this week as the U.S. Justice Department takes on Google, accusing the company of monopolizing the search engine market.
New reports indicate the Federal Trade Commission is close to filing an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. The regulatory body could potentially break up the retail behemoth’s trillion-dollar business, which critics have called a monopoly. Meta is following Amazon’s footsteps with its return-to-office mandates, recently requiring workers to attend in-person at least three days a week.
More Insights on Media and Employee Engagement
Research suggests that young people may be more engaged with news than previously thought. Data from the Medill School at Northwestern University show that nearly one-third of teens encounter news daily and close to half view local TV news weekly. In social media, a new analysis suggests Meta’s Threads is catching on with college students as X looks to recover from its post-Twitter stumbles.
More employees want to hear from leadership through authentic communications. A new GE-Ipsos poll found that 40% of entry-level employees do not have confidence that CEOs are demonstrating company values, and the divide in perceptions between junior and executive staff remain significant. Overall, employee satisfaction has stalled since 2020 and declined drastically over the past year.
Audiences Prepare for Non-Stop Political Coverage
As the 2024 U.S. political season ramps up, coverage and content are already shaping races. Over the past few cycles, traditional polling has missed the mark with less reliable data that’s skewed coverage. Despite these inconsistencies, there’s little evidence that ‘horse race’ coverage will cease.
With more people disengaging from political news, recent research indicates news outlets may not be to blame. A new study suggests non-news websites expose people to more political content than news sites. Social media, where growing numbers get political information, will see additional advertising this cycle. Google announced advertisers must disclose whether their content has been modified or generated by AI.
Sequence Summaries: Tech Trouble, Survey Studies, and Political Pivots