Elon Musk and His Fellow Billionaires Are Not Superheroes

The American idealization of wealthy mavericks isn’t confined to the pages of comic books. 

#bezos-jeffrey-p, #comic-books-and-strips, #gates-bill, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #marvel-entertainment, #musk-elon, #philanthropy, #scott-mackenzie, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Are Tech’s Wealthiest Men Worth Their Pay?

The mood about technology has soured more recently, but bosses’ paychecks have mostly remained unscathed.

#apple-inc, #cook-timothy-d, #ellison-lawrence-j, #executive-compensation, #facebook-inc, #oracle-corporation, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Zuckerberg’s Trusted Facebook Users to Fix His Trump Problem.

The CEO — and the rest of us — are paying the price.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #politics-and-government, #silicon-valley-calif, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Says Trump’s Ban Will Last at Least 2 Years

The decision puts a time frame on the former president’s suspension, which was put in place after the Capitol riots in January.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Plans to End Hands-Off Approach to Politicians’ Posts

The social network, under pressure since barring former President Donald J. Trump, will no longer automatically give world leaders special treatment.

#computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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India and Israel Inflame Facebook’s Fights With Its Own Employees

The social network wrongly bowed to government demands to take down content in the countries, employees said, in more signs of internal dissent.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #instagram-inc, #israel, #mobile-applications, #modi-narendra, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Apple vs. Facebook

How a routine-looking software update became a major confrontation in the long-running conflict between two of the world’s largest tech companies.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Inside the Decision on Trump’s Facebook Fate

Alan Rusbridger led The Guardian through the Snowden revelations and WikiLeaks. Now, he’s on the Facebook Oversight Board. He tells Kara how the Trump decision went down.

#facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #rusbridger-alan, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Josh Hawley and Donald Trump Haven’t Been ‘Silenced’

But it’s not clear how Facebook should deal with them or how we should deal with Facebook.

#dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Oversight Board Tells Zuckerberg He’s the Decider on Trump

The company tried to punt its Trump dilemma to a panel of experts. On Wednesday, the experts punted back.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Nick Clegg Steers Facebook’s Trump Decision

Nick Clegg, a former deputy prime minister, has shaped the company’s handling of Donald Trump at every turn.

#clegg-nick, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oversight-board-facebook, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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A Verdict in Facebook’s Show Trial

An oversight board essentially kicks the decision over Donald Trump’s status back to the social media site.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump’s Suspension From Facebook Continues — For Now

Wednesday’s ruling throws the fate of the former president back to Mark Zuckerberg — exactly what he doesn’t want.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Good Riddance, Donald Trump?

A Facebook-appointed panel avoided a clear decision about Trump’s heinous online behavior. It’s kind of perfect, actually.

#dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #huffman-steve-1983, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump Ban From Facebook Upheld by Oversight Board

A company-appointed panel ruled that the ban was justified at the time but added that the company should reassess its action and make a final decision in six months.

#capitol-building-washington-dc, #censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #oversight-board-facebook, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Oversight Board Set to Rule on Trump Ban

The panel of about 20 people, including academics and political leaders, will decide whether the company’s ban of former President Donald J. Trump will remain in effect.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How Mark Zuckerberg and Apple’s C.E.O. Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Breaking Point: How Mark Zuckerberg and Tim Cook Became Foes

The chief executives of Facebook and Apple have opposing visions for the future of the internet. Their differences are set to escalate this week.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #corporate-social-responsibility, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Is an Activist’s Pricey House News? Facebook Alone Decides.

The New York Post has complained that Facebook is blocking and downplaying its stories. But the platform doesn’t pay any special deference to journalists.

#censorship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #google-inc, #murdoch-lachlan, #murdoch-rupert, #new-york-post, #news-and-news-media, #oversight-board-facebook, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Why Is Big Tech Under Assault? Power.

Tech executives wanted to change the world, and they did. Of course we’re now questioning them.

#amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Mark Zuckerberg is urged to scrap plans for an Instagram for children.

A version of the popular photo-sharing app for younger users could hook children on endless scrolling and body-image shame, nonprofit groups warned.

#center-for-a-commercial-free-childhood, #children-and-childhood, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #mobile-applications, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Amy Klobuchar vs. Silicon Valley

The Minnesota senator presents her case for why regulating big tech is crucial for the future of our democracy.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #klobuchar-amy, #pichai-sundar, #senate, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Lawmakers Grill Tech C.E.O.s on Capitol Riot, Getting Few Direct Answers

The leaders of Google, Facebook and Twitter faced sharp questions about misinformation’s role in the attack and the mental health of children who use their products.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #pichai-sundar, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Is Better Without Trump

Keep the ban of the former president in place.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook and News Corp Strike Pay Deal for Australian Content

The deal with News Corp follows a standoff over legislation passed by the Australian government to compensate publishers.

#australia, #facebook-inc, #law-and-legislation, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #news-corporation, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising

The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.

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

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Facebook Lifts Ban on Political Advertising

The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.

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

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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.”

#att-inc, #comcast-corporation, #dorsey-jack, #eshoo-anna-g, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #house-committee-on-energy-and-commerce, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse

The social network, which has a history of cloning its competitors, has started working on an audio chat product.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #clubhouse-mobile-app, #computers-and-the-internet, #davison-paul-entrepreneur, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Dials Down the Politics for Users

News feeds will start getting less political content in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, the social network said, with the change reaching the U.S. in coming weeks.

#corporate-social-responsibility, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #political-advertising, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook says it plans to remove posts with false vaccine claims.

The move, which applies to anti-vaccine posts unrelated to Covid as well, targets unpaid posts to the site and particularly Facebook pages and groups.

#autism, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook’s Supreme Court Needs a Broader Mandate

The first decisions from the new Oversight Board have been issued. The results are underwhelming.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #oversight-board-facebook, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Behind a Secret Deal Between Google and Facebook

Facebook was going to compete with Google for some advertising sales but backed away from the plan after the companies cut a preferential deal, according to court documents.

#advertising-and-marketing, #attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #online-advertising, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #gab-ai-inc, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump Is Losing His Platforms on Twitter and Facebook

He is running out of places to post.

#dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #futures-and-options-trading, #gab-ai-inc, #menker-sara, #parler-llc, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Trump Is Banned on Facebook ‘at Least’ Until His Term is Over

“We believe the risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, said.

#censorship, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook’s Tone-Deaf Attack on Apple

The company declared in newspaper ads that it was “standing up to Apple.” It’s a desperate ploy that’s unlikely to work.

#apple-inc, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #epic-games, #facebook-inc, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Should Facebook Be Broken Up?

The U.S. government and more than 40 states say the social networking company has become an unlawful monopoly that is hurting consumers.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook Takes the Gloves Off in Feud With Apple

The social network said it opposed changes that Apple was making to the tracking of apps and would provide information for an antitrust complaint against the iPhone maker.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #computers-and-the-internet, #cook-timothy-d, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #online-advertising, #privacy, #small-business, #social-media, #software, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Yes, Facebook Has Become a Menace

It’s not too late for the government to take back power from Big Tech.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #facebook-inc, #gates-bill, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #microsoft-corp, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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‘It’s Hard to Prove’: Why Antitrust Suits Against Facebook Face Hurdles

The U.S. and states cases against the social network are far from a slam dunk because the standards of proof are formidable.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #attorneys-general, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #instant-messaging, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #states-us, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Inside the Battle Between Biden and Facebook

What if neutrality isn’t neutral?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #online-advertising, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Justice Dept. Suit Says Facebook Discriminates Against U.S. Workers

The lawsuit adds to Facebook’s woes in Washington, where the social network also faces antitrust questions.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #justice-department, #labor-and-jobs, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #visas, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook says it will remove coronavirus vaccine misinformation.

The step goes beyond what the social network previously did on vaccine falsehoods by taking down the false claims entirely.

#computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #news-and-news-media, #social-media, #vaccination-and-immunization, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#computers-and-the-internet, #dorsey-jack, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Facebook and Twitter Can’t Fix Our Elections

Tech companies aren’t going to dismantle the systems that are making them billions.

#facebook-inc, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #united-states, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cruz-ted, #dorsey-jack, #duckworth-l-tammy, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #klobuchar-amy, #law-and-legislation, #pichai-sundar, #presidential-election-of-2020, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rumors-and-misinformation, #senate-committee-on-commerce-science-and-transportation, #social-media, #twitter, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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.

#biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #censorship, #commerce-department, #dorsey-jack, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #federal-communications-commission, #federal-trade-commission, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #law-and-legislation, #pichai-sundar, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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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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