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Facebook Removes Iranian Accounts Targeting Americans, Twitter Doesn’t

February 14, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Major social media platforms are removing Iranian disinformation and coordinated behavior from their platforms. But Republicans don’t think that’s enough. Four Republican senators wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Feb. 6 saying that the company needed to halt its services to U.S.-sanctioned Iranian leaders. These included Supreme Leader […]

Media Join Pelosi To Call For Censorship Of ‘Doctored’ Trump Video

February 11, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ President Donald Trump tweeted an edited video that showed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi repeatedly tearing up the State of the Union speech, with other clips of the president’s successes pieced in the video. Democrats were outraged. “The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and […]

U.S. Military Bans Soldiers From Using China-Owned TikTok

January 3, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Apps collect data about their users. What happens when a foreign government owns that data? The U.S. military did not want to find out. According to an NBC News report, the Defense Information Systems Agency advised employees to avoid using the app, TikTok, which is owned by the Chinese regulated company […]

Qatar-Funded Al Jazeera Fights Facebook Over ‘State-Controlled’ Label

December 17, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook announced a new policy to label state-funded media on its platform. Qatar-backed outlet Al Jazeera has a problem with that. In a letter sent by the media outlet’s lawyers to Facebook’s Vice President Jennifer Gillian Newstead and Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert, Al Jazeera wrote that Facebook’s policy […]

Impeachment Witness Who Accused Trump Of ‘High Crimes’ Advises Facebook

December 7, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ One of the four constitutional scholars who testified at the impeachment hearings on Dec. 3 played an instrumental role in the building of Facebook’s Oversight Board. Noah Feldman, professor at Harvard Law School and director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law, testified at the House Judiciary Committee’s public […]

Big Tech CEOs Support Paris Climate Agreement, Opposing U.S. Government

December 5, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Big Tech CEOs for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and other companies signed an agreement with a labor union leader stating that they would uphold the standards set by the Paris Agreement. The United States government, under President Trump, pulled out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, the only country to do so. […]

Google Restricts Political Ad Options To Align With Media ‘Practices’

November 22, 2019 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Liberals complain about Big Tech platforms that allow for free and unfettered speech in political advertising. It seems as though some of these companies are listening. Google announced on Nov. 20 that it was restricting microtargeting on election ads on the platform. Google Vice President of Product Management Scott Spencer writes, […]