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As Right-Wing Misinformation Spreads, CDC Laments 'Pandemic of the Unvaccinated'

Both the White House and the Surgeon General have targeted conservative news outlets and social media platforms for fueling resurgence of Covid-19

Brett Wilkins ·


Skating Rink Boots Black Teen Misidentified by Facial Recognition System

"When we say this is a civil rights issue it goes beyond false arrests, it's about who gets to access public spaces in a world of machine-driven segregation."

Jessica Corbett ·


Twitter Reports Rise in Governments Demanding Removal of Journalists' Content

The social media giant said that in the second half of 2020, the accounts of nearly 200 verified reporters and news outlets worldwide faced 361 legal demands to remove content—a 26% increase from the first half of the year.

Kenny Stancil ·


Rights Coalition Demands US Retailers Reject Use of Facial Recognition

"Your face should not be scanned, stored, or sold just because you walk into or work at a store."

Jessica Corbett ·


37 AGs Hit Google, 'Gatekeeper of Our Digital Devices,' With New Antitrust Lawsuit

The suit claims the tech giant "enjoys virtually unchallenged power over Android app distribution and Android in-app purchases of digital content that extends to every state, district, and territory in the United States."

Jessica Corbett ·


Trump Roundly Ridiculed for 'Bogus' Big Tech Lawsuit

"This is not a lawsuit," said Evan Greer of Fight for the Future. "It's a fundraising grift."

Brett Wilkins ·


Facebook and the FTC: Next Steps in the Fight to Break Up Big Tech

To tackle concentration in the tech sector, Congress must restrict discretion by judges and agencies that are subject to shifting political winds.

David Segal ·


Green Groups' Petition Urges Social Media Platforms to Ban Big Oil Ads

"Banning advertisements from fossil fuel corporations is a turnkey opportunity for social media companies to show they are serious about protecting our planet."

Brett Wilkins ·


Progressives, Big Tech Critics Celebrate Confirmation of Lina Khan as FTC Chair

"Her presence on the FTC marks the beginning of the end of an era of lawlessness for powerful corporations that they've enjoyed at the expense of workers, smaller businesses, and democracy."

Jessica Corbett ·


New Campaign to Fight Amazon's Push for World 'Dominated by Total Corporate Surveillance'

"Amazon's surveillance-driven police state is fundamentally incompatible with racial justice, civil rights, and democracy," said Fight for the Future's Evan Greer.

Brett Wilkins ·

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