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Here Are The Conservative Groups Google Is Paying To Brush Back Sen. Hawley

Google is plowing money into the coffers of several conservative groups who are criticizing Sen. Josh Hawley as the Missouri Republican continues crusading against the Silicon Valley giant. The big tech company provides “substantial contributions” to groups like R-Street, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), TechFreedom, the Cato Institute, and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), to name a few. All four ...

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Facebook Stays Mum on Accusations of Anti-Conservative Bias as Trump Bears Down

Facebook has not addressed accusations of anti-conservative bias despite promising in 2018 that it would produce a report discussing the matter. The company published an update on June 30 to a civil rights audit, but it has not provided any details about a parallel probe dealing with allegations of anti-conservative bias. Facebook’s apparent foot-dragging comes as President Donald Trump and ...

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Trump Invites Conservative Activists To Discuss Big Tech Bias At The White House

The Trump administration is inviting a slew of conservative activists to the White House soon to discuss how social media companies are affecting their livelihoods. President Donald Trump’s top aides have scheduled a July 11 social media summit event, which aims to talk about the country’s online environment, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Some of those who are invited believe ...

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Outage At Website Security Company Take Out Nearly Half The World’s Internet

Many of the largest websites on the internet stopped working after one of the tech companies designed to secure the web suddenly began experiencing massive outages. Chat service discord, cryptocurrency websites and several other prominent domains reported problems Tuesday morning with their services after Cloudflare reported outages. Websites used for checking whether other services are online were also knocked out, ...

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REPORT: Trump’s Twitter Army Took Over Social Media During First Democratic Debate

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Three of the top five Twitter accounts mentioned during the first round of Democratic debates Wednesday belonged to President Donald Trump’s campaign staff. The Trump campaign’s presence on Twitter was broken down by Storyful, a company that scrapes social-media services to identify trends. Other researchers made similar findings, particularly regarding how Trump promoted his message leading up to the debate. ...

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Twitter Lays Ground Work For Potentially Down Ranking Some Of Trump’s Tweets

Twitter announced Thursday that the company will begin labeling and down ranking politicians’ most vitriolic tweets, a move that could affect how President Donald Trump promotes his message. The new label applies to all verified political candidates and officials with more than 100,000 followers, Twitter noted in blog post. Users who want to view flagged content must click on a ...

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Activists Ding MSNBC’s Debate Moderators For Devoting Just a Few Minutes To Climate Change

Environmentalist activists criticized MSNBC’s moderators for devoting only seven minutes during Wednesday night’s presidential debate on climate change. Progressive groups dinged the channel for supposedly rushing through questions on environmental issues, even as the Democratic Party promised to make the issue front-and-center in 2020. Activists also noted the irony of holding a debate in Miami, FL without discussing global warming ...

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Liberal Pundits Dismiss Report Revealing Google’s Alleged Anti-Conservative

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Journalists are dismissing a recent report suggesting Google is using its algorithms to prevent President Donald Trump from winning reelection. CNN commentator Brian Stelter and other pundits are sounding off on a Project Veritas report quoting an alleged Google insider who claims the company is pushing a political agenda. Reporters are now claiming that the report is likely a case ...

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RAT: Facebook Agrees To Give French Judges Identifying Data Of People Suspected Of Hate Speech

Facebook agreed Tuesday night to hand French judges the identification data of French users who are suspected of distributing hate speech. The decision comes after several meetings between Zuckerberg and French President Emmanuel Macron, who wants to take a leading role globally on the regulation of hate speech. France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O, one of Macron’s advisers, has ...

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REPORT: New Doc Shows Google AI Engineer Calling Ben Shapiro A ‘Nazi Using Dog Whistles’

A new document leaked Tuesday appears to show a Google engineer suggesting in an internal email that classifying prominent conservatives as “Nazis” could help the company wipe out far-right content. “Today it is often 1 or 2 steps to Nazis, if we understand that PragerU, Jordan Peterson, Ben Shapiro et al are Nazis using the dog whistles you mention in ...

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Google Exec Responds To Project Veritas Undercover Video, Says She Was Tricked

A Google executive said Monday night that an undercover video of her discussing what the company plans to do about the “next Trump situation” was deceptively edited. Project Veritas caught veteran Google employee Jen Gennai in a video appearing to suggest that her company is working on preventing President Donald Trump from winning re-election. She said in a Medium post ...

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Gov Gavin Newsom Suggests Big Tech Should Pay People Cash For Monetizing Personal Data

California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested Sunday evening that tech companies should pay California residents for money they make off selling their data. “Your data is being monetized every single nanosecond. And, to the extent it’s been monetized and it’s yours, I think in some way shape or form you should be rewarded,” Newsom, a Democrat, said during an interview on ...

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Here’s How Lawmakers And Regulators Plan to Deal With Big Tech

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers are pushing legislation that would effectively place a monetary value on the data some big tech companies collect on users. Sens. Mark Warner of Virginia and Josh Hawley of Missouri will propose legislation Monday forcing Silicon Valley giants to tell users how they are monetizing personal data. Their bill would also require Facebook, Google and ...

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Google Exec Says Breaking Up Big Tech Will Not Prevent ‘The Next Trump Situation’

A new undercover video from Project Veritas shows a Google executive claiming that busting up big tech companies will make it more difficult to prevent “the next Trump situation.”  The executive also called Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s willingness to break up Silicon Valley “misguided” before praising the Massachusetts Democrat. The executive also revealed the reason why Google decided not to show ...

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DNC And Big Tech Team Up To Ding Alleged Misinformation Ahead Of Democratic Debates

The Democratic National Committee and two Silicon Valley giants are working together to police platforms for misinformation ahead of the first presidential debates, CNN reported Thursday. The DNC is monitoring disinformation daily and is alerting Facebook and Twitter if it sees false information going viral, the report noted. Both companies have previously taken action against accounts after tips from the ...

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