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Media Networks Suspend Reporting in Russia Over Censorship Law

The Russian government also blocked access to Facebook, which RSF called the "Kremlin's latest move to isolate the population from uncontrolled sources of information."

Jessica Corbett ·


The Facebook Papers Spur More Calls to 'Break Them Up!'

Other critics are demanding a "full, independent, outside investigation" of the tech titan as whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies to the U.K. Parliament.

Jessica Corbett ·


'Focus on Structural Power': Lawmakers Told to Press Big Tech CEOs on 'Toxic' Business Model

"Tech CEOs want to talk about their content policies and moderation efforts—because they know their core business models are indefensible."

Jake Johnson ·


Trump Executive Order Against Social Media Giants Denounced as Unlawful Ploy to 'Eviscerate Public Oversight of His Lies'

"Undoubtedly the first step down an increasingly dark path of Trump using the power of his office to intimidate media companies, journalists, activists, and anyone else who criticizes him into silence."

Jake Johnson ·


Can Anyone Stop Facebook from Poisoning Democracy?

While the social media giant wraps itself in the banner of free expression and political speech, it serves more as a scrim to hide its continued spread of political disinformation to tens of millions of voters in advance of the 2020 elections.

Tim Karr ·


To Fight Corporate 'Assault on Journalism,' Sanders Unveils Plan to Stop Big Media Mergers and Bolster Independent News

"We cannot sit by and allow corporations, billionaires, and demagogues to destroy the Fourth Estate, nor can we allow them to replace serious reporting with infotainment and propaganda."

Jake Johnson ·


To Save Independent Journalism, 'Ambitious' Proposal Urges Tax on Tech Giants That Helped Destroy News Industry

"Think of it like a carbon tax... The United States should impose a similar mechanism on targeted advertising to counteract how the platforms undermine journalism and amplify content that's polluting our civic discourse."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Operation Divide the Left': Analysis Shows 2020 Online Disinformation Campaign Already Well Underway

"It looks like the 2020 presidential primary is going to be the next battleground to divide and confuse Americans."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Zuckerberg Must Resign Now': Outrage After Report Shows Facebook Let Corporate Partners Read Users' Private Messages

"An incredibly damning indictment of Facebook, every single paragraph," one critic said of the bombshell New York Times report

Jake Johnson ·


Facebook Accused of 'Full-Frontal Suppression of Dissent' After Independent Media Swept Up in Mass Purge

The massive shutdown affected many progressive sites devoted to covering war, police brutality, and other issues neglected by the corporate media

Jake Johnson ·

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