Thursday, February 2, 2023

Tag: social media

States ask appeals court to reinstate 2020 antitrust lawsuit against Meta...

The lawsuit, which was originally filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), alleged that "Meta used its monopoly power to buy potential competitors and curtail competitive behavior."

“Libs of TikTok” and the right’s war on public education

This seems like the ultimate end game of all these attacks on public education.

Social media giants get a failing grade on climate disinformation

“As fossil fuel industry-backed climate disinformation pollutes users’ social media feeds and fans the flames of the climate crisis, tech companies are leaving the public in the dark.”

Social media giants’ climate misinformation policies leave users ‘in the dark’:...

"Despite half of U.S. and U.K. adults getting their news from social media, social media companies have not taken the steps necessary to fight industry-backed deception," reads the report.

Far-right groups move to messaging apps as tech companies crack down...

For years, social media allowed far-right violent extremists to recruit and organize on a multitude of platforms.

5 ways to push the climate conversation on social media

If all else fails, amplify the methane out of positive social norms!!!

From porn to tweets and online bullying; The Age of Abuse

Unity, cooperation and tolerance are the pre-eminent values of the time.

25 Dallas police officers face disciplinary measures for bigoted social media...

“We hope this is shifting the conversations in the department away from a them-versus-us mentality and into a community policing mentality.”

How this database is tracking and exposing officers’ bigoted Facebook posts

It’s found more than 5,000 racist, sexist, and Islamophobic Facebook posts and comments by law enforcement.

Stop social media platforms from spreading hateful content

Tell social media platforms to stop the spread of hateful content online.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.