Congressional Committee Presses Cable Providers on Election Fraud Claims

Before a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked cable companies what they did to combat “the spread of misinformation.”

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Fran Lebowitz Isn’t Buying What Jack Dorsey Is Selling

The 70-year old social commentator and humorist doesn’t have a smartphone. That doesn’t stop her from having a take on big tech (and everything else).

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They Found a Way to Limit Big Tech’s Power: Using the Design of Bitcoin

Companies inspired by the cryptocurrency are creating social networks, storing online content and hosting websites without any central authority.

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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Trump

Jack Dorsey, the chief executive, had reservations about locking the president’s account. But the calls for violence that his tweets provoked were too overwhelming.

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Facebook and Twitter Face International Scrutiny After Trump Ban

Human rights groups and activists have spent years urging the companies to do more to remove content that encouraged violence.

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The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up

Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up.

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Twitter’s Ban on Trump Shows Where Power Now Lies

The ability of a handful of people to control our public discourse has never been more obvious.

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Trump Is Losing His Platforms on Twitter and Facebook

He is running out of places to post.

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Twitter and Facebook Lock Trump’s Accounts After Violence on Capitol Hill

The moves came after critics and even some allies of the social media companies said they had failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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Violence on Capitol Hill Is a Day of Reckoning for Social Media

Critics and even some allies of companies like Twitter and Facebook say they have failed to prevent the misinformation that led to chaos on Wednesday.

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What to Expect in Senate Hearing With Zuckerberg and Dorsey

The executives, who have now testified several times in recent years, will most likely face some new questions about how they handled the election.

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Republicans Blast Social Media C.E.O.s While Democrats Deride Hearing

Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.

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Trump Allies Amp Up Fight Over Tech’s Legal Shield Before Election

Their animosity is likely to be on full display at a hearing on Wednesday with the leaders of Facebook, Google and Twitter.

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Where Liberal Power Lies

And why conservatives fear the creep of authoritarianism, too.

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As Twitter and Facebook Clamp Down, Republicans Claim ‘Election Interference’

Conservatives said they would subpoena the chief executives of the social networks, which had blocked an unsubstantiated New York Post article.

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Twitter Will Turn Off Some Features to Fight Election Misinformation

The platform is trying to address growing concern that falsehoods could lead to instability. Most of the changes will start on Oct. 20.

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Jack Dorsey on Twitter’s Mistakes

The social network’s C.E.O. has plans to improve the platform. But will the changes be enough?

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Twitter Struggles to Unpack a Hack Within Its Walls

Even some basic questions about how an array of Twitter’s most popular accounts were taken over remain unanswered.

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Square, Jack Dorsey’s Pay Service, Is Withholding Money Merchants Say They Need

Small businesses say the Twitter chief’s other company is holding on to 30 percent of their customers’ payments during the pandemic.

#computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-cards, #dorsey-jack, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mobile-commerce-and-payments, #small-business, #square-inc

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Social Media Giants Support Racial Justice. Their Products Undermine It.

Shows of support from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube don’t address the way those platforms have been weaponized by racists and partisan provocateurs.

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Twitter and Square Make Juneteenth a Company Holiday

The day marks the anniversary of when slaves in Galveston, Texas, first learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865.

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Zuckerberg’s Free Speech Bubble

The Facebook chief executive doubles down on a flawed defense of a company policy that allows Trump to post dangerous comments.

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Trump, Twitter and Jack Dorsey

Trump, Twitter and the society-crushing pursuit of monetized rage.

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Twitter Had Been Drawing a Line for Months When Trump Crossed It

Inside the company, one faction wanted Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief, to take a hard line against the president’s tweets while another urged him to remain hands-off.

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While Twitter Confronts Trump, Zuckerberg Keeps Facebook Out of It

The companies have similar policies on the limits of what they allow users to post. But Facebook is more permissive when the user is President Trump.

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The President Versus the Mods

President Trump’s taking aim at Twitter for fact-checking his tweets is part of a long tradition upheld by aggrieved internet trolls. The stakes are high.

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Defying Trump, Twitter Doubles Down on Labeling Tweets

Twitter continued fact-checking posts even as President Trump threatened to limit protections for social media companies.

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Trump’s ‘Horrifying Lies’ About Lori Klausutis May Cross a Legal Line

The president’s innuendo about the death of a congressional staffer in 2001 could lead to a costly court judgment against him.

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Twitter Tsks, and Trump Fumes

The social media platform finally decided on Tuesday not to let the president behave with impunity.

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What Would Happen if Twitter Banned Trump?

Social media and journalists alike amplify the president’s lies and propaganda.

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Widower Asks Jack Dorsey to Remove Trump’s False Tweets. Twitter Says No.

President Trump has pushed a conspiracy theory about the death of Lori Klausutis, who worked for Joe Scarborough. Her husband wrote to Twitter’s C.E.O. asking that the false tweets be removed.

#dorsey-jack, #rumors-and-misinformation, #scarborough-joe, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain

The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform. Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules.

#dorsey-jack, #rumors-and-misinformation, #scarborough-joe, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter

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Facebook Starts Planning for Permanent Remote Workers

The move is a stark change from an office-centric culture. But there’s a catch: Salaries are likely to change to match local costs of living.

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