Category: Internet

John Nichols: Trump’s Trying to Take the Internet Down With Him

A sore-loser president is promoting a last-minute assault on the underpinnings of discourse on the web

Julia Rone: The discreet charm of social media and the choices we don’t have

The curious co-existence on Netflix of ‘Emily in Paris’ and ‘The Social Dilemma’ reveals the choices that are not available to us

Prabir Purkayastha: Why Google is Facing Serious Accusations of Monopoly Practices

The global anti-monopoly actions show that what we are witnessing is a tectonic shift in the way big tech companies and their owners are being viewed

Mathew Ingram: Can we make Facebook and Google “democratic utilities?”

Is there another path we could take that might allow us to harness the benefits of these huge services, while also blunting their negative effects?

Greenpeace: Facebook Suspends Accounts Associated with Event Targeting Coastal GasLink Pipeline

Hundreds of individual accounts linked to Indigenous, environmental, and social justice organizations were suspended from Facebook because they were co-hosts of an online Facebook event targeting the Coastal GasLink pipeline majority funder.

Dean Baker: Is Repealing Section 230 the Way to Fix Facebook?

We should never be in the position of having to rely on the goodwill of a billionaire to allow democracy to work

Mathew Ingram: The QAnon cult is growing and the media is helping

Stocks and bonds may be weak, but we’re still in a raging bull market for one commodity, and that is disinformation

Binoy Kampmark: Crossing the Creepy Line: Google, Deception and the ACCC

For a company so proud of its pursuit of a transparent information environment, Google has remained committedly opaque about informing customers on the way it gathers user data

Lee Fang: Facebook Pitched Tool Allowing Employers to Suppress Words Like “Unionize”

Employers have long attempted to stifle lawful workplace organizing by monitoring social media

Thom Hartmann: How Immunity for Cops and Facebook Kills Americans

When you tell people they won’t be held accountable for their actions, it almost always ends badly. That’s what’s happened with our police and our social media

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