The large network of the anti-government movement, deemed a national security threat, has exploded on the platform since February.
The FBI investigated and arrested Michael Avery for posting on Facebook about a Black Lives Matter protest. We talk with a tech industry whistleblower about “snitch apps” and how law enforcement uses technology to “protect” you.
In recent years, firms like Google and Facebook have used the Global South as a test bed for new and unregulated forms of data collection. Faced with coronavirus, the same mechanisms are being rolled out across the world — with for-profit data collection becoming increasingly central to states’ management of their welfare systems.
Beheadings, infant rape, animal torture: content moderators are filtering these disturbing images and videos from your feeds every day. Moderating such brutal content takes a severe psychological toll on workers, but tech companies are doing little to improve their working conditions.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll run political ads even if false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’ll stop running political ads.Dorsey has the correct approach, but this entire debate about ads skirts the bigger question: Who’s responsible for protecting democracy from big, dangerous lies
Facebook is joining a long tradition of companies minting their own currency to cement their monopoly over the infrastructure of social and economic life. Now is the time to stop tech titans like Mark Zuckerberg in their tracks — before they amass even more power.
Source: We Don’t Need Zuckbucks
We noted this yesterday and turned it into a socialist plug…
Source: Unfortunately, We Can’t Log Off