Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a new study revealing the National Rifle Association (NRA) dramatically increases its online advertising on Facebook and Google in the weeks following mass shootings.
"New report finds company is running ads on videos pushing herbs and potentially unsafe over-the-counter treatments for virus."
An Investigation Discovered Ads Served into Videos Touting “Remedies” and “Cures,” Despite Promising to Monetize Only Quality Content
"Ads for face masks are still appearing on Facebook, Instagram and Google, according to a review of the platforms carried out by the Tech Transparency Project (TTP). This despite pledges by the platforms that they would stamp out ads which seek to profit from the coronavirus pandemic."
Medical Face Masks are Widely Available for Sale on Social Media Platforms Despite Promises to Ban Sales
More than 130 Facebook Pages Advertise the Sale of Face Masks
One Year After Gunman Livestreamed New Zealand Massacre, Videos of the Attack Still Appear on Facebook
On March 12, 2020, CfA released a report identifying eight videos of the gruesome Christchurch, New Zealand, massacre that are still on Facebook despite the company’s promises to remove them.
"Facebook failed to catch hundreds of cases of child exploitation on its platform over the past six years, a study published on Wednesday found. The site was used as a medium to sexually exploit children in at least 366 cases between January 2013 and December 2019, a report from the not-for-profit investigative group Tech Transparency Project [TTP] analyzing Department of Justice news releases found."
Tech Transparency Project Releases New Report Showing Facebook Has Failed to Stop Child Exploitation on its Platform
On March 4, 2020, CfA released a new report, "Broken Promises: Sexual Exploitation of Children on Facebook," revealing that pedophiles are widely using Facebook to sexually exploit children, despite Facebook’s promises to address the problem.
On December 20, 2019, CfA released a new report documenting the deep, and longstanding alliance between Google and the Koch political network.
Google Transparency Project Releases Database of 3,000 Grants Awarded to Academic Researchers by Google
On December 20, 2019, CfA released a new database of 2,951 financial awards made by Google to academic researchers working in both public policy and non-public policy-oriented disciplines. The database is a comprehensive, user friendly archive of all of the grants that Google discloses on its website.