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N.Y. Attorney General news conference on antitrust lawsuit against Facebook

NY Attorney General Latitia James holds a news conference to announce the antitrust lawsuit the FTC and a number of states are filing against Facebook. The US Federal Trade Commission and 46 states are suing Facebook - saying it's become...

Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters

Alex Newhouse, Middlebury Institute of International Studies Since the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Parler has caught on among right-wing politicians and “influencers” – people with large online followings – as a social media platform where they can share and promote...

Detroit City Council greenlights $200,000 facial recognition contract

By Scott McClallen  The Center Square) – The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a contract supporting facial recognition in Detroit, even after a vast majority of public comments were in opposition to the measure. The measure, approved by a 6-3...

Black owned brands and social media verification.

Jaded: Journalism with a Touch of Shade Across a number of social media platforms the blue checkmark has become a coveted symbol of importance and legitimacy. This post focuses on Instagram specifically as I recently decided to try and get...

California residents who used to live in Illinois could be entitled to Facebook settlement

(The Center Square) – California residents who relocated from Illinois since 2011 could be eligible to participate in a cash settlement the state of Illinois reached with Facebook over the social media giant's facial recognition software. According to IRS data,...

Celebrities to “FREEZE” Instagram and Facebook Wednesday Sept 16, 2020 to #StopHateForProfit

Celebrities including Kim Kardashian West, Katy Perry, Michael B. Jordan and Ashton Kutcher said they will participate in a 24-hour Instagram “freeze” on Wednesday as part of the “Stop Hate For Profit” movement. Members of the Stop Hate for...

Black Florida Jogger Offered Job After Encounter With A Cop

Black jogger detained in Florida for fitting suspect description has been offered job to speak to the sheriff’s department for bias training. "Wrong place -- wrong time," said Joseph Griffin, a Black man who was detained by Florida deputies as...

Verizon and Unilever to pull advertising from Facebook

Verizon is one of the major advertisers leaving Facebook until the platform tightens it's ongoing issues with racism, hate, and misinformation. “We have strict content policies in place and have zero tolerance when they are breached, we take action,” Verizon’s...

#Facebook “Stop Hate for Profit,” : Companies Pledge to Pull Advertisements in July

Amid ongoing protests against police brutality and racism, a new campaign from organizations including the NAACP and the Anti-Defamation League is urging advertisers to pull their spending on Facebook ads for July, emphasizing the platform’s repeated failure to curb...
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