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Selena Gomez: Big Tech 'cashing in from evil’
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Gomez said she’s frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lackluster response and that they have to “stop doing the bare minimum.”
After Trump bans, Facebook and Twitter see combined $51 billion in losses
Investors react negatively to surprise banishment of sitting president.
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two o...
Amazon hits back at Parler's antitrust lawsuit with extensive examples of its violent content, including death threats against politicians, tech CEOs, and BLM supporters
Amazon cited Section 230 to dismiss Parler's claims it conspired with Twitter to hurt Parler's business by barring it from using Amazon Web Services.
YouTube Suspends Trump Channel Temporarily Over "Potential For Violence"
The channel is now "temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a 'minimum' of 7 days," the statement read.
Facebook Bans President Trump From Posting For The Rest Of His Presidency
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump is blocked from his Facebook and Instagram accounts for the foreseeable future - and, at the very least, until the end of his presidential term.
After Zuckerberg's $350 million election infusion, Americans divided on private funding of elections
Americans are roughly divided on whether private individuals should be permitted to fund local election agencies, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen, with that division coming after billionaire Facebook foun...
Porn star says adult performers are ‘terrified’ of what Kamala Harris will do to sex industry
While many Democrats are still busy slapping themselves on the back over the election of Joe Biden as US president, a porn star is raising fears over vice-president-elect Kamala Harris’ history of targeting the industry.
Tech's top seven companies added $3.4 trillion in value in 2020
Big Tech got much bigger in 2020, and Tesla joined the pack of mega-cap tech stocks after climbing ninefold.
The Year That Changed the Internet
In 2020, the need to contain misinformation about COVID-19 pushed Facebook and Twitter into a role they never wanted—arbiters of the truth.
Forbes Cryptocurrency Awards 2020: The $3 Trillion Bitcoin Marketing Campaign
A slew of names bought bitcoin for the first time this year, and Jerome Powell's shopping spree at the Federal Reserve helped previously skeptical investors start taking cryptocurrency seriously. Here are our picks for the year's most in...
Elon Musk vs Jeff Bezos: who will win the modern space race?
Two of the world’s richest men are engaged in a race to be the first to launch satellite internet, wielding their billionaire boys toys in a rivalry straight out of the sci-fi flicks that both adore.
Mission accomplished? Facebook joins Twitter in reverting to pre-election news feed algorithms that do not prioritize MSM
Facebook has reversed its election-season policy of prioritizing mainstream media stories in News Feed after a similar move from Twitter. This is as Mark Zuckerberg is sued for allegedly helping tip the vote in favor of Joe Biden.
Facebook Is Developing A Tool To “Summarize” Articles So You Don’t Have To Read What’s really In Them
Censorship 2.0: Facebook told employees on Tuesday that it’s developing a tool to summarize news articles so users won’t have to read them. It also laid out early plans for a neural sensor to detect people’s thoughts and translate them i...
Amazon, TikTok, Facebook, Others Ordered To Explain What They Do With User Data
The Federal Trade Commission gave nine social media and tech companies 45 days to hand over details on how they collect user data. It is the latest move by government actors to regulate Big Tech.
After The US Election, Key People Are Leaving Facebook And Torching The Company In Departure Notes
A departing Facebook employee said the social network's failure to act on hate speech “makes it embarrassing to work here.”
Facebook’s ‘independent’ fact-checking certifier exposed as Hillary Clinton supporter
An outspoken Twitter activist critical of Donald Trump who brags about being on “team” Hillary Clinton is the supposedly independent expert in charge of who can become a Facebook fact-checker.
Mark Zuckerberg told Facebook employees they won't need a COVID-19 vaccine when they return to the office next summer
CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees in a virtual company all-hands on Thursday the company won't require they get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the office, a source told The Daily Beast.
Facebook’s Global Ad Machine Is The Company’s $80 Billion Annual Lifeblood. Workers Say It Puts Profits Over People.
Facebook is on track for record ad revenue this year. That’s partly due to its lax approach to stopping scammers, hackers, and disinformation peddlers who buy ads that rip off and manipulate people, say former and current workers.
The US Government Says Facebook Needs To Sell Instagram And WhatsApp
Forty-eight attorneys general and the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against the company Wednesday.
Facebook must be broken up, the US government says in a groundbreaking lawsuit
Dozens of states and the federal government sued Facebook on Wednesday in twin antitrust lawsuits, alleging that the social media giant has abused its dominance in the digital marketplace and engaged in anticompetitive behavior.
Facebook hit with 2 massive antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and 46 states seeking to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp
The two lawsuits revolve around Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp and could have massive implications for the tech giant.
Mark Zuckerberg threatened to shift Facebook investment away from UK, papers reveal
Matt Hancock told social media boss in private meeting he wanted a shift in government tone on internet policy
Facebook to rank anti-black hate speech over anti-white comments
Facebook has updated its hate speech algorithm, reversing years of neutrality to prioritize anti-black comments while making anti-white slurs the lowest priority.
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