Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a report showing that far-right militias groups are using Facebook to organize financial, material, and even logistical support for trucker convoys that plan to descend on Washington, D.C.
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the IRS and FEC requesting the agencies investigate White Coat Waste Project, Inc. and White Coat Waste PAC for flagrant violations of the strict prohibition on 501(c)(3) organizations engaging in political campaign activities, and for soliciting contributions for a PAC from outside the PAC’s restricted class.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing an explosion of “revolving door” traffic between the cryptocurrency sector and federal institutions, with 235 examples of former officials from the White House, Congress, federal regulatory agencies, the Federal Reserve, and national political campaigns moving to the industry in some form.
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting an investigation into Natera Inc., a clinical genetic testing company. Following New York Times reporting on the company’s prenatal tests, CfA alleges that Natera appears to have misled investors about the accuracy of its prenatal genetic tests and failed to disclose the investor risk associated with tests resulting in false positives.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report revealing that Facebook is continuing to allow far-right militant groups to organize on its platform, a year after the Capitol riot that was largely fueled on Facebook.
Today, Newsweek announced its inaugural America’s Greatest Disruptors list, honoring “50 visionaries, innovators and pioneers who are transforming the world through technology.” Campaign for Accountability is thrilled to share that Tech Transparency Project director Katie Paul was among those selected for this celebrated recognition.
Watchdogs Sue FEC for Failure to Investigate Coordination between the Russian Government and President Trump’s 2016 Campaign
Campaign for Accountability and Free Speech For People today filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for the Commission’s failure to respond to a five-year-old complaint regarding the Russian government’s political spending in the 2016 election and coordination with former President Trump’s campaign.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report in collaboration with Reset showing that Instagram continues to promote dangerous eating disorder information to vulnerable users including young teenagers, despite promises to remove such content.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report demonstrating how Instagram allows teen users as young as 13 to find potentially deadly drugs for sale in just two clicks.
Today, the Tech Transparency Project released a report showing that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm pushes users into ideological filter bubbles that are stronger for viewers of right-wing content.