Tech companies are in a war for our attention, psychologist Susan Linn tells @TheProspect’s Robert Kuttner. Children are particularly affected, whether they’re being served addictive content or exploited by their parents for views.
As think tanks and trade associations take sides on the Amazon antitrust case, remember to follow the money using TTP's tech funding database:
TTP - Find Out Which Groups Get Big Tech Funding
Google, Facebook, and Amazon have built massive influence operations, in part by funding an array of third-party gro...
Watch for more op-eds from Robert Bork Jr. attacking Lina Khan. As TTP has reported, Bork's Antitrust Education Project is funded by Amazon.
TTP - Under Antitrust Pressure, Amazon Taps Bork Legacy
A group headed by the son of the Supreme Court nominee has become a key line of defense for Big Tech in Washington.
A new study in @ScienceAdvances found that efforts to counter vaccine misinformation on Facebook were undermined by the structure of the platform itself.
Unfortunately, Meta is shutting down the tool that makes important insights like this possible.
The indictment filed against Sen. Menendez paints a picture of self-enrichment at the expense of U.S. interests. If these allegations are true, the individuals involved must be held fully accountable.
A TikTok account is using consumer-grade facial recognition software to expose strangers who appear in viral videos, blasting their personal information out to hundreds of thousands of viewers.
The tech companies involved don't see a problem. @josephfcox
The End of Privacy is a Taylor Swift Fan TikTok Account Armed with Facial Recognition Tech
A viral account is using off-the-shelf facial recognition tech to dox random people on the internet for the amusem...
Amazon knew the FTC’s antitrust suit was coming, too, and they’ve recruited some unusual advocates to help make their case…
During the ongoing Google antitrust trial, a product executive claimed that ad price increases were checked by competition, because because hikes of 15% would send advertisers to other platforms... @leah_nylen https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-09-18/google-tweaks-ad-auctions-to-hit-revenue-targets-executive-says
Meta leaned on Section 230 to get this case dismissed – but Section 230 covers 3rd-party content, and previous TTP research shows that Facebook itself created two pages for the hate group cited as an influence by Roof in his manifesto.