A new TTP report outlines how former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his proxies played a major role in shaping legislation to boost the U.S. semiconductor industry—legislation that could directly benefit Schmidt’s network of investments.
A new TTP study shows how YouTube’s recommendation algorithm pushed boys interested in video games to scenes of school shootings, instructions on how to use and modify weapons, and even a movie about notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.
A new TTP report explores how Big Tech trade groups like NetChoice have been fighting to stop children’s online safety bills in multiple states—even as their member companies like Google, Amazon, and TikTok talk up their support for child safety.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report outlining how Google has activated its Washington influence machine to build support for its legal arguments and rally public opinion ahead of a Supreme Court case that could radically curtail its business model.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing how Google helped so-called crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) target ads at low-income women in two major U.S. cities.
“For years, journalists, researchers, and organizations like Tech Transparency Project have highlighted countless examples of harms facilitated by Google’s failure to moderate its primary revenue driver: ads. As a dominant power in online advertising, Google has little incentive to crack down on ads that scam users and spread harmful misinformation. We are hopeful that this Department of Justice lawsuit against Google will bring some much-needed competition to the online ad market—and lead to greater protections for consumers.” - Katie Paul, Director of the Tech Transparency Project.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report examining America’s Frontier Fund (AFF), a brand-new public/private investment vehicle that could grant former Google CEO Eric Schmidt unusual influence over U.S. national security policy and, potentially, the opportunity to steer taxpayer money to his pet projects.
TTP Report: YouTube Hosts Hundreds of Militia Videos, Fueling Extremist Movement, Ukraine Disinformation
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that Google-owned YouTube is hosting hundreds of militia videos seeking to recruit new militia members, provide weapons and tactical training, and spread anti-government messages.
Today, Campaign for Accountability released a report revealing that Apple and Google continue to offer nearly 20 podcasts that promote far-right militia groups and the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, despite the role these movements played in fueling the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.