Category: Internet

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

Ramesh Srinivasan: Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence

“Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people”

John K. White: Science, News, and Hate in the Age of Instant Media

Follow the science, beware the lies, and don’t fall for the hate

Anthony Dimaggio: The Dangers of Depoliticization and Social Media

Misinformation and the Coronavirus

Sally Roever: Invisible Censorship

TikTok Told Moderators to Suppress Posts by “Ugly” People and the Poor to Attract New Users

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