Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: Facebook

Enough! Facebook needs to curtailed immediately

The “bottom line” is that self-regulation is not only a “joke,” but a complete failure.

Oil and gas inundated Facebook with election season ads after Biden...

ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute were top spenders in a $9.6 million election-year fossil fuel marketing blitz targeting U.S. Facebook users.

Facebook often removes evidence of atrocities in countries like Syria and...

Recent history has shown that social media companies cannot be trusted to preserve vital digital evidence of atrocities.

Facebook screws up again

Well, we shall see how Band Together makes out. We’re off to a rough start because Facebook has made it so. Real people are joining us, even if Facebook makes the road difficult.

‘Overwhelming’ evidence Facebook is failing to tackle climate misinformation

Companies should consider pulling adverts from the platform until it takes further steps to tackle misleading climate-related content, say campaigners — but Facebook has been quick to defend its record.

The spread of global hate

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter helped right-wing populists take power. Can they now help rein them in?

Is Big Tech too powerful? Chris Hedges & Ramesh Srinivasan debate...

“To allow these companies to essentially function as de facto platforms for censorship and manipulation … harkens back to the way civil liberties were eviscerated in the wake of 9/11.”

Federal and state lawsuits brought against Facebook calls for an end...

"[Facebook] used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition, all at the expense of everyday users."

Facebook is not playing fair

The problem with Facebook is that it established so-called “Community Standards,” and it uses these “standards” to censor posts by its members and then block them for a few days or a month from further posting.

Should Facebook and Twitter stop Trump’s lies?

If they are unwilling to protect the public against powerful lies, they shouldn’t have so much power to spread them to begin with.

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Exploring the consequences of the urban-rural cultural divide in America

There are many political and cultural differences that push false narratives.

Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Toxic forever chemicals found in almost 75 percent of stain and waterproof gear sold...

Nearly three-quarters of water- and stain-resistant products contain toxic forever chemicals, a new report has found.  Public health and...

Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement. After serving for 27 years, Breyer, 83, will step down from his lifetime position at the end of the term in June.

Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies

Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world’s climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading...