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Facebook Was Dead—And for a Few Hours Life Was Good

The outage of Facebook platforms brought some of us back to what life used to be before social media.

Belén Fernández ·

'No Place for Science Denial': Google, YouTube Ban Monetization of Climate Misinformation

"Deniers can find someplace else to spread their lies," said one digital rights activist.

Brett Wilkins ·

It's the Algorithm, Stupid!

How what started out as a pleasant view of Aunt Sally's summer vacation ends up with a bloody police officer on the floor of the US Capitol and a democracy in flames.

Thom Hartmann ·

Critics Say Facebook 'Must Be Investigated, Audited, Regulated, and Stopped'

As whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress, experts urged federal lawmakers and regulators to take on tech giants and work harder to protect civil and human rights online.

Jessica Corbett ·

In Scathing Senate Testimony, Whistleblower Warns Facebook a Threat to Children and Democracy

Frances Haugen said the company's leaders know how to make their platforms safer, "but won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people."

Brett Wilkins ·

'System Is Blinking Red': Experts Condemn Facebook's Profit-Seeking Algorithms

"How many more insurrections have to happen before we hold Facebook to account?" one group asked after whistleblower Frances Haugen said the corporation is unwilling to confront hate speech and disinformation.

Kenny Stancil ·

The Utterly Baseless Case for Recusal of Biden Antitrust Nominee, Jonathan Kanter

Calls for his recusal aim to undercut the Biden administration's antitrust enforcement and should be rejected by DOJ.

Ben Clements ·

Child Advocates Celebrate 'Pause' But Push for Permanent End to Instagram for Kids

"Today is a watershed moment for the growing tech accountability movement and a great day for anyone who believes that children's well-being should come before Big Tech's profits."

Jessica Corbett ·

Facebook Has Known for Over a Year That Instagram Is Bad for Teens, Despite Claiming Otherwise

Here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years.

Christia Spears Brown ·

The Big Spy in Your Little Phone

Without a ban on Pegasus and spyware like it, human rights defenders, journalists, and others will continue to be targeted, spied on, beaten, arrested, and killed.

Amy Goodman ·

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