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How Facebook’s algorithms promote hate and drive toxic content
The Wall Street Journal has published detailed exposés quoting Facebook's internal documents and Frances Haugen, who has also appeared on CBS' "60 Minutes" and in congressional hearings. "The thing I saw at Facebook over and over again was there were con ...[Read more]
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Facebook Apologizes After A.I. Puts ‘Primates’ Label on Video of Black Men
Facebook called it “an unacceptable error.” The company has struggled with other issues related to race. ...[Read more]
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Facebook Board Announces Trump Remains Banned. Trump Starts His Own “Platform”
“The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account,” the board said in a much-anticipated statement this morning. The decisio ...[Read more]
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We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned
A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely fal ...[Read more]
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As US Government Strangles Iran’s Economy, Google ‘Suffocates’ Iranian Media
The recent shutdown of PressTV and HispanTV's YouTube and Gmail accounts are more examples of the continued effort by the US government to silence Iranian media outlets, Alex Rubinstein, a journalist for MintPress News, told Sputnik. ...[Read more]
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Twitter Bans Ads of Russian Cybersecurity Giant Kaspersky Lab
The anti-virus company demands an explanation, stating that the move contradicts freedom of expression. Up till now Twitter’s management has claimed that Kaspersky Lab’s business model conflicts with their acceptable business practices and cited a war ...[Read more]
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European copyright directive will impose link tax to subsidize publishers
Spain has already passed a similar link tax. Google News was the largest casualty of the legislation. Instead of opting to pay millions of dollars for displaying snippets from websites, Google simply shut down its Spanish news search business. Another ar ...[Read more]
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According to The Empire Files' official Twitter account, YouTube sent the program a notice saying "We have received a legal complaint regarding your video." teleSUR presenter Abby Martin's episode highlighting Israeli military violence against Palestinian ...[Read more]
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Snowden Revealed a Secret Document Showing How NSA Tracked Bitcoin Users
News Edward Snowden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, has put National Security Agency (NSA) documentation at the disposal of online news organization The Intercept displaying a secret program that was set to spy on Bitcoin trading on th ...[Read more]
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Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population
The study reveals that Facebook labels over 73 percent of its EU users with interests linked to sensitive personal data, which corresponds to 40 percent of the overall EU population. This means that the data of around 205 million Europeans isn’t complet ...[Read more]
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The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review
The fight between the Federal Communications Commission’s choice to abandon the principles of net neutrality and the majority of Americans started early in 2017 and continued into the very last month of the year. But even with the FCC’s bad vote ...[Read more]
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