Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), revealed that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt apparently for years has hosted an annual conference that brings together policy analysts, entertainers, executives, and other influential individuals at the private Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana.
Google Air: TTP Series Tracks Google’s Lobbying and Environmental Impact Through Its Private Fleet of Planes
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, uses a sprawling fleet of private aircraft to traverse the globe, despite the company’s public pledges to fight climate change.
TTP found that search terms like “register to vote,” “vote by mail,” and “where is my polling place” generated ads linking to websites that charge bogus fees for voter registration, harvest user data, or plant unwanted software on people’s browsers.
TTP Investigation: Google is Running Scam Ads When Americans Search for Information on Stimulus Checks
TTP’s investigation found dozens of examples in which Google served questionable ads on such searches from websites that seek to harvest people’s personal and financial data, charge bogus fees, or plant unwanted software into their browsers.
TTP Investigation Reveals Google is Profiting from Websites Disseminating Coronavirus Misinformation
The TTP investigation identified 97 misinformation websites that use Google’s AdSense or DoubleClick and feature ads for brands and organizations including Geico, Subaru, Salesforce, the AARP, and the Donald Trump re-election campaign.
The emails detail Facebook’s extensive charm offensive, which included inviting AGs to private meetings with company executives, filming public service announcements for them, and providing free advertising credits.
In some cases, Facebook’s algorithms automatically generated pages for the white supremacist groups.
Wildlife Traffickers Are Setting Up Fake Zoos On Facebook To Sell The Scales Of Endangered Pangolins
"The pages are as easy to find as searching the word “pangolin" in Vietnamese."
The pangolin, one of the world’s most trafficked mammals, is available for purchase on Facebook.
Vast Network of Right-Wing Extremists Use Private Facebook Groups to Organize for Imminent Civil War
Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a new study revealing how far-right extremist groups are using Facebook to push for a militant uprising in response to coronavirus lockdowns. The review by TTP found 125 Facebook groups devoted to the “boogaloo,” the term that far-right extremists use to describe a coming civil war. The number and overall membership of these public and private groups has been growing quickly during the coronavirus, and Facebook has failed to remove them despite the violent rhetoric used by “boogaloo” supporters.