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Musk Tells Twitter He Needs More Raw Data: Report

June 29, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly told Twitter he needs more raw data from Twitter to determine the number of bot accounts on the platform. Insider reported that attorneys for Musk sent a letter to Twitter and said the data it recently provided to Musk was “insufficient” and that he could not […]

Big Tech CAVES, Gives Data To EU In Fight Against ‘Disinformation’

June 17, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech platforms agreed to provide data to the European Union to fight “disinformation” online. Financial Times reported that Meta, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft provided data to individual EU countries, giving the bloc more control over speech online. The countries targeted groups that spread so-called “fake news” via the platforms. “To […]

CREEPY: Google Engineer Says AI Has Come To Life

June 14, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A Google engineer claimed an artificial intelligence bot that belonged to the company came to life. Google engineer Blake Lemoine told the Washington Post that the tech giant’s artificial intelligent bot, LaMDA, became a sentient being. In a Medium blog post Lemoine said The Post wrote “a good article” but that […]

Meta: World Economic Forum Will Have ‘Leadership’ Role In Metaverse

June 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A Meta spokesperson said the World Economic Forum will have a “leadership” role in the Metaverse. Reclaim The Net reported that the World Economic Forum (WEF) will be a big part of the metaverse’s commitment to “inclusion and equity.” WEF’s mission is to engage “the foremost political, business, cultural and other […]

Vox Writer In A Panic Over Anti-Censorship Law Ruling

May 17, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Liberal Vox writer Ian Millhiser panicked Thursday after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a controversial Texas anti-censorship law. NetChoice, a plaintiff in the lawsuit to stay the law, sued Texas over the anti-censorship law last year and argued that it violated the First Amendment. The appeals court overturned […]

Big Tech Faces Dilemma If Roe Is Overturned

May 10, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech companies have a challenge looming when it comes to states that restrict abortion. Protocol reporter Ben Brody wrote on May 3 that Big Tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Google, Meta, and Twitter struggled to balance compliance with state laws and private user data. “These issues would likely give anyone thinking […]

Jack Dorsey: Elon Musk Is ‘Singular Solution’ To Twitter’s Woes

April 27, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was optimistic about Elon Musk’s $44 billion purchase of the platform. NewsBusters reported that after several days of back and forth negotiations, Twitter and Musk finally reached a deal. A statement from Twitter’s Independent Board Chair Bret Taylor announced the decision: “The Twitter Board has reached […]

Twitter To Remove Ads That Contain ‘Misinformation’ About Climate Change

April 24, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Twitter announced on Earth Day that decided to remove any ads on the platform that contain so-called “misinformation” about climate change. The Washington Post reported that the platform said the removed ads “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.” “We recognize that misleading information about climate change can undermine efforts to […]

Elon Musk Slams Mark Zuckerberg’s Control Over Meta

April 18, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Elon Musk said that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has too much power over the platform. Business Insider on Friday reported that Musk, the richest man in the world, was asked if his influence was a conflict of interest for his offer to buy Twitter for $43 billion. He responded and said […]

Op-Ed Attacks Elon Musk’s Commitment To Free Speech

April 11, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ In an op-ed published online Friday in The Washington Post, former Reddit CEO Ellen K. Pao slammed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s investment in Twitter and, to put it mildly, his support and vision for free speech. Put simply, she called for Democracy Dying in Darkness. Last week, Musk purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter […]

DOJ Endorses Antitrust Legislation That Targets Big Tech

March 31, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Big Tech faced yet another blow from the Department of Justice. Originally reported by The Wall Street Journal, the DOJ sent letters to members of the congressional judiciary committees and asked them to support an antitrust bill that prevented Big Tech companies from showing favoritism to their own products. “If enacted, […]

Study: Twitter’s ‘Liberal’ Content Turned Voters Away From Trump

March 1, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A new study from Princeton alleged that liberal content on Twitter turned moderate voters against former President Donald Trump. Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, have long had a complex relationship with politics. The nearly 90-page study detailed social media’s effect on elections throughout the United States and concluded that […]

Internet Accountability Project Launches Ad On Curbing Big Tech Abuses

February 12, 2022 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ The Internet Accountability Project launched a national television ad that called for the break up of Big Tech. The Daily Caller News Foundation first reported the news. The IAP launched the ad buy on Newsmax in support of two bills passed in the U.S. Senate. The “Open Markets Act” sought to […]

Editor Slams Big Tech For Continuing To Target Conservatives Online

December 5, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ In a scathing Twitter thread, the editor of the Daily Caller slammed Big Tech social media platforms for continuing to favor leftist viewpoints online. Geoffrey Ingersoll, the Caller’s editor-in-chief, tweeted no one should be surprised by the continued bias against conservatives, despite the claim that conservatives hold top spots at many social […]

GoFundMe Deletes Bail Fundraiser For Suspect In Parade Massacre

November 28, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Days after GoFundMe tried to justify its Rittenhouse ban, the platform is under fire for allowing–and then deleting–a fundraiser for the suspect in the parade massacre. GoFundMe tried to justify its Rittenhouse ban after his acquittal, claiming it did not allow fundraisers for defendants accused of “violent” crimes. “GoFundMe’s Terms of […]

Meta Executive Calls For ‘Global Internet’

November 17, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Nick Clegg, Vice President of Global Affairs at Meta, says the world needs a “global internet.” “Meta” is the new name for Facebook. In an op-ed at Financial Review, Clegg said “global rules” were needed for a “global internet.” Clegg said the solution to disputes about online content moderation can be […]

Internal Facebook Chats Show Politics Trumps All

October 27, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Facebook’s internal racial justice chat indicates that the company prioritized politics in its decision making. The controversy stems from the News Tab. Facebook’s News Tab aggregates news articles from various outlets and presents them to users within the app and on desktop. Internal chats indicate that Facebook employees worked to control […]

Texas Nabs Win Over Big Tech In Lawsuit Over ‘Free Speech’ Law

October 25, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ On Friday, a federal judge ruled that Texas can seek files on content moderation from Facebook and Twitter. According to Bloomberg, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) can seek limited discovery from the Big Tech giants regarding their content moderation: “The ruling allows Paxton to seek documents and depose employees at […]

Hillary Clinton Calls For MORE Big Tech Censorship

October 13, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested that she wants more censorship from Big Tech giants like Facebook. In an interview with The View, Clinton blamed Facebook and Former President Donald Trump for the “constitutional crisis” of the Jan. 6 riot. She joined President Joe Biden and other liberals in calling for […]

Social Media Permits? No, Thanks!

October 11, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ Steven Hill, a former policy director at the Center for Humane Technology, is suggesting that Facebook issue use “permits.” Hill detailed his thoughts in an op-ed for Project Syndicate. “Digital operating permits,” Hill said, would “address big tech’s monopoly problem” and “protect users.” His reasoning includes a prediction that limiting content […]

Biden’s Inconsistency On COVID Spread Slammed On Twitter

October 10, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ A new statement from President Biden on the spread of COVID is being criticized on Twitter for its inconsistency with other statements. Earlier in the week, Biden defended enacting vaccine mandates on the grounds that people who go to the hospital for treatment should not have the risk of being exposed […]

Facebook Oversight Board Calls For More ‘Transparency’

September 22, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ According to new reporting from The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook Oversight Board is calling for more transparency from the platform. The Board made the recommendation in response to The Journal’s critical reporting of the Big Tech giant and the affect Instagram has on young women and girls. As part of their […]

Well, Well, Well: Democratic Staffer Leaving Senate For Facebook

September 10, 2021 by

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By Autumn Johnson ~ According a Politico scoop on Thursday, a top Democratic staffer is reportedly leaving his job at the Senate Commerce Committee to work at Facebook. “John Branscome, the top Democratic staffer on the Senate Commerce Committee, is leaving for Facebook,” tweeted Politico tech reporter Emily Birnbaum. “He’ll work on FB’s federal policy team […]