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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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Laid-Off Journalists Release Ad Campaign Blaming Google, Facebook For Their Downfall

A group of laid-off journalists is starting in ad campaign urging lawmakers to break up some of the largest social media companies in the country. The Save Journalism Project, a group started of reporters who want to highlight big tech’s effect on the news industry, launched in June to show how Facebook and Google’s digital ad revenue has hollowed out news publishers. ...

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Beto Hires Ralph Northam’s Communications Adviser as First Democratic Debate Nears

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke hired the communications director for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday as Democrats gear up for the 2020 presidential election. He hired Ofirah Yheskel, who formerly worked as Northam’s communications director, and three other people to round out his communications team. Rachel Thomas, hired from the Democratic digital organization ACRONYM, and Aleigha Cavalier as his national ...

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YouTube Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Violating Kids’ Privacy, Faces Potential Fines

Federal officials are in the latter stages of an investigation into YouTube’s management of content catering to children, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing anonymous sources. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched the probe after complaints from consumer groups, the report noted, citing four people who requested anonymity. The complaints claim YouTube fails to protect children who used the video ...

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Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan Withdraws Nomination As Domestic Violence Incidents Surface

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan confronted past domestic violence issues within his family on Monday and Tuesday as he decided to withdraw from going through with the nomination process. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that Shanahan would not be going through with being nominated as Defense Secretary, stating that Shanahan wished to “devote more time with his family.” Trump wished ...

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Sen. Hawley Moves To Prevent China From Infiltrating American Universities

Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation Tuesday morning preventing American research projects from using technologies developed by Chinese big tech companies. Universities are “key targets of espionage and intellectual property theft by not only China, but Russia and Iran,” the Missouri Republican said in a statement announcing the bill. “For too long, these countries have sent students to our universities to ...

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Sen. Cruz On Doctored Pelosi Video: ‘Free Speech Is Messy’

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suggested Monday that a manipulated video published recently online of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is likely a free speech matter. “At the end of the day free speech is messy,” Cruz said in an interview with The Washington Post, referring to a doctored viral video published in May that was designed to make Pelosi appear ...

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Big Tech’s Effort To Suppress Hate Speech Is Backfiring On Liberals Who Kickstarted The Crusade |

Liberal activists are upset that YouTube and Twitter tagging their content as hateful as the companies attempt to wipe out white supremacist content. Twitter temporarily suspended liberal researcher David Neiwert for posting Klu Klux Clan imagery on his platform  Left-leaning journalists are criticizing Twitter for taking out a blogger at Southern Poverty Law Center who reports on white supremacy Activists ...

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Trump’s Moves Against Huawei Will Cost Company Dearly, Founder Says

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei said Monday that President Donald Trump’s decision to target his company left the telecommunications giant reeling with few business options outside China. Trump’s ban against Huawei will cost the company $30 billion in revenue, according to Ren. His comments come are startling given past remarks from company executives who suggested Huawei was technologically self-sufficient and will ...

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Amazon Replies After Joe Biden Dings Company For Not Paying Its Fair Share

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Amazon pushed back Thursday against Biden’s assertions that the big tech company pays a lower tax rate than middle-class workers. “We’ve paid $2.6B in corporate taxes since 2016. We pay every penny we owe. Congress designed tax laws to encourage companies to reinvest in the American economy. We have. $200B in investments since 2011 & 300K US jobs. Assume VP ...

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