Where Liberal Power Lies

And why conservatives fear the creep of authoritarianism, too.

#ahmari-sohrab, #conservatism-us-politics, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #new-york-post, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#biden-hunter, #blackburn-marsha, #cruz-ted, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #jordan-jim-1964, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Evolving’ Position on Holocaust Denial

Facebook’s new moves to stop the lies and conspiracy theories seem more random than rigorous.

#facebook-inc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Bans Content About Holocaust Denial From Its Site

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, once cited Holocaust denial as something he would allow on the social network for free speech reasons.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vigilantes, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook and the Group That Planned to Kidnap Gretchen Whitmer

Extremist groups and conspiracy theorists like to connect with each other just like everyone else.

#buzzfeed-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #news-and-news-media, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whitmer-gretchen, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Widens Ban on Political Ads as Alarm Rises Over Election

Political ads will be banned indefinitely after polls close on Nov. 3 and the company plans new steps to limit misinformation about the results.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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‘The Social Network’ 10 Years Later: A Grim Online Life Foretold

At the time, the fictional story of Facebook’s founding seemed overdramatic; now it underscores how our connections have changed, especially in the Covid era.

#movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #the-social-network-movie, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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N.Y. Voting Officials Need Money. They Were Told to Go to Zuckerberg.

Local election boards say they may need up to $50 million to avoid a repeat of the botched primary, so some are seeking, and receiving, grants funded by the Facebook chief executive.

#absentee-voting, #board-of-elections-nys, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grants-corporate-and-foundation, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voting-and-voters, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Now You Can Use Instagram to Chat With Friends on Facebook Messenger

Facebook began integrating its Instagram and Messenger apps, allowing users of the services to directly communicate with each other.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cellular-telephones, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #smartphones, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

The platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.

#absentee-voting, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #computers-and-the-internet, #crowdtangle-inc, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #news-and-news-media, #obama-barack, #romney-mitt, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Short of Money to Run Elections, Local Authorities Turn to Private Funds

Cities and states face huge bills to deal with voting during the pandemic. Mark Zuckerberg offered $300 million to help — and conservatives are objecting.

#absentee-voting, #chan-priscilla, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #facebook-inc, #federal-state-relations-us, #philanthropy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #stimulus-economic, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How Big Tech Could Influence the Election

The most patriotic thing that companies could do is help democracy work better.

#absentee-voting, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #giridharadas-anand, #paid-time-off, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Has Been a Disaster for the World

How much longer are we going to allow its platform to foment hatred and undermine democracy?

#addis-ababa-ethiopia, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hundessa-hachalu, #oromia-ethiopia, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #zhang-sophie-data-scientist, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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No, Facebook Does Not Reflect Reality

Despite what Mark Zuckerberg says, Facebook shapes our world.

#apple-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Parents Got More Time Off. Then the Backlash Started.

Pandemic policies at tech companies have created a rift between parents offered more benefits and resentful workers who don’t have children.

#bock-laszlo, #child-care, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #labor-and-jobs, #paid-time-off, #parenting, #salesforce-com-inc, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #twitter, #workplace-environment, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is the Most Powerful Unelected Man in America

Facebook is too big for democracy.

#facebook-inc, #hughes-chris-1983, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Moves to Stop Election Misinformation

The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Braces Itself for Trump to Cast Doubt on Election Results

The world’s biggest social network is working out what steps to take should President Trump use its platform to dispute the vote.

#absentee-voting, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Mark Zuckerberg Questioned Under Oath in F.T.C. Antitrust Inquiry

It was the first known time that regulators directly interviewed a chief executive of one of the tech companies being scrutinized for potential antitrust violations.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #social-media, #start-ups, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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The Week QAnon Went Mainstream

A supporter of the dangerous conspiracy theory is most likely headed to Congress. The social media platforms have some soul-searching to do.

#4chan, #computers-and-the-internet, #elections-house-of-representatives, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #qanon, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Must Better Police Online Hate, State Attorneys General Say

The call from 20 state officials adds to the rising pressure facing Mark Zuckerberg and his company.

#attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #grewal-gurbir-s, #hate-speech, #new-jersey, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #states-us, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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With TikTok Mired in Uncertainty, Facebook Pounces With Instagram Reels

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, rolled out a new product that lets people create 15-second videos and share them.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zhang-yiming-1983, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

The founder of ByteDance, Zhang Yiming, dreamed of building a global tech company based in China. Then the geopolitical reality set in.

#china, #committee-on-foreign-investment-in-the-united-states-cfius, #facebook-inc, #foreign-investments, #mayer-kevin-a, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #zhang-yiming-1983, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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More Than 1,000 Companies Boycotted Facebook. Did It Work?

Major advertisers on Facebook reduced their spending by millions of dollars in July, but not enough to significantly damage the platform’s revenue.

#advertising-and-marketing, #allengerritsen, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #facebook-inc, #hate-speech, #media, #online-advertising, #small-business, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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The Last Days of the Tech Emperors?

Congress was once filled with “Atari Democrats.” This week’s hearings showed their transformation into trust busters.

#amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #start-ups, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #social-media, #software, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress. Here’s What to Know.

The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #search-engines, #shopping-and-retail, #smartphones, #social-media, #software, #washington-dc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How to Hold Big Tech’s Feet to the Fire

Members of Congress will be able to grill tech C.E.O.s at a hearing. Let’s hope they don’t waste the opportunity.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #pichai-sundar, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

The bosses of four tech giants are preparing to defend themselves at a congressional hearing against claims of anti-competitive behavior.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #company-reports, #cook-timothy-d, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #major-league-baseball, #pichai-sundar, #solomon-david-m, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google Prepare for Their ‘Big Tobacco Moment’

The tech C.E.O.s will appear together at a congressional hearing on Wednesday to argue that their companies do not stifle competition.

#alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #apple-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-of-representatives, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #pichai-sundar, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How Facebook Handles Climate Disinformation

Critics say a company policy that exempts opinion articles from fact-checking amounts to a huge loophole for climate change deniers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Said to Consider Banning Political Ads

The social network has been under intense pressure for allowing misinformation and hate speech to spread on its site.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #hate-speech, #political-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Zuckerberg and Facebook Never Fail to Disappoint

He cannot hold on to such enormous power and avoid responsibility when things get tough.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Behind Facebook’s Civil Rights Audit With Rashad Robinson

“I think Facebook’s heart is in the right place sometimes. But their heart doesn’t make decisions inside the corporation.”

#color-of-change-nonprofit, #facebook-inc, #kaplan-joel-d, #robinson-rashad, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Decisions Were ‘Setbacks for Civil Rights,’ Audit Finds

An independent audit faulted the social network for “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” that affect its users — and potentially the November elections.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #computers-and-the-internet, #discrimination, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Flunks New Audit on Civil Rights, Hate Speech and Voter Suppression

Report warns that the social media company may be “driving people toward self-reinforcing echo chambers of extremism.”

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #muslims-and-islam, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Fails to Appease Organizers of Ad Boycott

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s top executives, engaged in “spin” during a meeting over hate speech, civil rights groups said.

#advertising-and-marketing, #anti-defamation-league, #boycotts, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #color-of-change-nonprofit, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #hate-crimes, #national-assn-for-the-advancement-of-colored-people, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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What Happens When Big Tech Appears Before Congress?

We’re about to find out. A gathering of the four horsemen of the Techopolypse could be an epic show.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #cicilline-david-n, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #pichai-sundar, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Can’t Be Reformed

We need to reimagine the social network or find a way to survive its dominance.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #police-reform, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Advertiser Exodus Snowballs as Facebook Struggles to Ease Concerns

The social network has tried striking a more conciliatory tone with its advertisers, who object to its handling of hate speech.

#advertising-and-marketing, #anti-defamation-league, #boycotts, #facebook-inc, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #online-advertising, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Clean Up Your Act, Facebook, or We’re Leaving

The social media company has taken steps toward reining in Trump. It’s too little, too late.

#advertising-and-marketing, #boycotts, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #labeling-and-labels-product, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Adds Labels for Some Posts as Advertisers Pull Back

Posts about voting will direct viewers to accurate information, and violations from important political figures will be marked “newsworthy.”

#boycotts, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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What’s Facebook’s Deal With Donald Trump?

Mark Zuckerberg has forged an uneasy alliance with the Trump administration. He may have gotten too close.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #justice-department, #kaplan-joel-d, #kushner-jared, #mcnamee-roger, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #color-of-change-nonprofit, #computers-and-the-internet, #cyberharassment, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #robinson-rashad, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #twitter, #wojcicki-susan, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Now You Can Opt Out of Seeing Political Ads on Facebook

The change lets Facebook play both sides of the debate about political advertising on social media.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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