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February 2024

  • TechDirt: Apparently Suing Non-Profits That Highlight Terrible Shit On ExTwitter Isn’t Scaring Off More Non-Profits From Reporting On Terrible Shit On ExTwitter
  • The Register: X accused of taking money from terrorists by selling checkmarks to US enemies
  • The Telegraph: Twitter took money from terrorists for blue ticks, campaigners claim
  • Independent: X granted verification marks to terrorist groups like Hezbollah, watchdog says
  • Variety: Elon Musk Accuses Stephen King of ‘Deadnaming’ X After Author Insists on Calling It Twitter
  • PCMag: Terrorists, Iranian and Russian Media Allegedly Bought Verification on Musk’s X
  • Gizmodo: Elon Musk’s X Will Give Blue Checks to Anyone, Even Terrorist Leaders
  • Advocate: Elon Musk demands users stop ‘deadnaming’ Twitter after Stephen King trolls the billionaire
  • Forbes: X Accused Of Profiting From Banned Terrorist Groups
  • Futurism: Elon Must Selling Blue Checkmarks to Literal Terrorists
  • Wired: Elon Musk’s X Gave Check Marks to Terrorist Group Leaders, Report Says
  • BBC: X accused of taking payments from terrorists
  • Engadget: X let terrorist groups pay for verification, report says
  • The Verge: Terrorists are allegedly buying blue checks on X
  • The Hill: X may be violating US sanctions by accepting payments from Hezbollah-linked accounts: Report
  • Rolling Stone: Twitter Let Terrorists Have Verification Checkmarks — Then Scrambled to Remove Them
  • Ars Technica: Musk’s X sold checkmarks to Hezbollah and other terrorist groups, report says
  • Rolling Stone: Worst Responders: The Far-Right Extremists Mobilizing to Mass Shootings
  • Forbes: OpenAI’s Lobbyists Are Targeting The Pentagon And Other Defense Agencies
  • Digiday: Meta expands AI image labeling to include AI-generated content from other platforms
  • Bloomberg: Leonard Leo Groups Paid CRC $100 Million for Services, Report Says

January 2024

  • Futurism: Facebook Approves Disgusting Pro-Anorexia and Drug Ads Targeted at Teens and Made With Its Own AI
  • Rolling Stone: Biden Challenger Gets Boost of Sorts From Super PAC Tied to Sam Altman
  • BeInCrypto: How Bitcoin (BTC) ETFs Could Play Into the US Agenda to Ban Crypto
  • MarketPlace: Is Big Tech using philanthropy to influence universities?
  • Star Tribune: Complaint alleges Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign illegally coordinated with super PAC
  • The Hill: Progressive group files FEC complaint against Phillips campaign
  • Fox News: Biden challenger Dean Phillips faces FEC complaint lodged by left-wing group
  • Axios: Scoop: Watchdog files FEC complaint against Dean Phillips
  • Texas Tribune: Texan Bitcoin miners profit by using less electricity; advocates say all Texans should get the same chance

December 2023

  • Associated Press: NATERA ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is Investigating Natera, Inc. on Behalf of Long-Term Stockholders
  • Just Security: The Office of Legal Counsel Discloses Classified List of Opinions in Important Step for Transparency
  • Bitcoinist: Crypto Outlook for 2024: Assessing the Future of NuggetRush, Celestia, and TRON
  • Raw Story: Jim Jordan and James Comer have a new judicial plan: Protect GOP megadonors at all costs
  • Bloomberg: Google Funds Leading Civil Rights Group’s New AI Policy Center
  • Bezinga Crypto: Circle Faces Fresh Accusations By CFA, CCTP Used For Illicit Finance Through Tron
  • Cryptopolitan: CfA Highlights Concerns Over Circle’s Operations and Ties to TRON
  • CoinTelegraph: Watchdog group doubles down on Circle-Tron money laundering claims
  • Post and Courier: Nancy Mace racked up nearly $17K in fines as a state rep. She will only pay a fraction of it.
  • CyberNews: Nothing to see here: Big Tech is funding academic research on Big Tech
  • CBC News: Bell Media, Angus Reid and other Canadian brands halt ads on X amid extremism concerns
  • Salon: “Capitalizing on conflict”: How white nationalists are exploiting Israel-Gaza tensions to push hate
  • Bloomberg: Biden’s border asylum app has migrants waiting for months in danger.
  • USAToday: Report: Extremists fundraising on social media (still)
  • CoinTelegraph: Circle denies claims of illicit financing and ties to Justin Sun.

November 2023

  • The Hill: Democrats accuse X of profiting from Israel-Hamas misinformation, violent content
  • The Village Sun: X-tremely troubling: Reps Goldman and Raskin demand Musk address anti-Semitic, terroristic posts, misinfo
  • Tech Report: X Accused Of Reaping Profits From Hamas Propaganda, Investigation To Follow
  • The Messenger: Top Democrats Accuse Elon Musk’s X of Profiting From Pro-Hamas Propaganda on App
  • CNN: Democrats accuse X of profiting from Hamas propaganda
  • CNBC: Elon Musk’s X is ‘profiting off violent content’ by Hamas, House Democrats allege
  • Moment: Opinion – Get Off Twitter Already
  • The Guardian: White House condemns Elon Musk’s ‘abhorrent’ antisemitic tweets
  • USA Today: Facebook will allow ads claiming 2020 election was “stolen”; hate speech spikes amid war
  • B&T: Elon Musk To File “Thermonuclear Lawsuit” As More Advertisers Leave X
  • Vice: Racist Premium X Users Exploiting Israel-Hamas War to Push Antisemitism, Islamophobia:
  • JD Supra: Response to the USPTO, The ITA, and NIST call for Public Comments on Standards
  • Cointelegraph: Ethics watchdog rats out Circle for links to Tron in letter to Senators Warren, Brown
  • Bitcoinist: Watchdog Group Writes To US Senators On Circle’s Alleged Links To Terrorist Financing
  • Ohio Capitol Journal: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan issues warning to AG investigating conservative donor Leonard Leo
  • Raw Story: ‘S​hield another powerful right-winger’: Comer and Jordan hit for focus of latest probe
  • MSNBC: Jim Jordan and James Comer find another prosecutor to mess with

October 2023

  • Newsmax: House Chairs Take Aim at DC Over Probe Into GOP Activist
  • The Messenger: House Republicans Investigating DC Probe of Federalist Society Chief
  • Florida Record: Class action accuses solar energy company of breach of contract after system failed to work
  • CBS News: Extremist Propoganda and Social Media
  • News & Observer: Separation of church and state? Religious groups get $26 million in NC taxpayer money
  • NBC News: Israel-Hamas war misinformation on social media is harder to track, researchers say
  • Vox: Elon Musk’s Israel disinformation investigation, explained
  • The Arizona Republic: ‘False sense of calm’: How social media misleads Mexican migrants about crossing US border
  • NBC News: Hamas videos spread across some social media apps
  • CNN: The Israel-Hamas war reveals how social media sells you the illusion of reality
  • USA Today: By land, sea, air and online: How Hamas used the internet to terrorize Israel
  • The Arizona Republic: ‘It’s not an adventure’: How social media misleads migrants about the US-Mexico border
  • Latin Times: How Influencers, Coyotes, Con Artists Deceive Migrants Spreading Misinformation On Social Media
  • The Post and Courier: Hicks Palmetto Politics: Was Mace’s McCarthy move a brilliant maneuver or a lead pipe?
  • Townhall: Ethics Group Asks That Nancy Mace Be Investigated for Soliciting Donations From Capitol Rotunda
  • The Daily Beast: Ethics Watchdog Files Complaint Over Nancy Mace Soliciting Donations on Fox
  • Rep. Adam Schiff and Colleagues Demand Answers from Elon Musk Over Recent Firings of Election Integrity Staff
  • Politico: Leonard Leo says he will not cooperate with D.C. Attorney General tax probe

 

September 2023

  • FEC: Weekly Digest – September 25-29
  • The Messenger: YouTube Has a Big Problem with Ads Next to Hate-Group Content
  • USA Today: Jurors, witnesses in synagogue massacre trial faced threats from this white supremacist
  • New York Daily News: Pennsylvania to end state funding for anti-abortion centers after nearly 30 years
  • USA Today: Florida lawmakers denounce antisemitic incidents over Labor Day weekend: ‘Hate has no place here’
  • Associated Press: After nearly 30 years, Pennsylvania will end state funding for anti-abortion counseling centers

 

August 2023

  • Democracy Now!: D.C. Investigating Far-Right Judicial Activist Leonard Leo and His Dark Money Network
  • Politico: D.C. Attorney General is probing Leonard Leo’s network
  • The Guardian: Hawaii fires: spread of conspiracy theories reveals tech firms’ failings
  • Marketplace Tech: YouTube will disable recommendations for some users. Will that decrease harmful content?
  • USA Today: Social media companies push antisemitism, studies find; a neo-Nazi military ‘fight club’
  • VICE: The Boogaloo Movement Keeps Finding Ways to Return to Facebook
  • The Record: Shapiro terminates state funding for Real Alternatives anti-abortion centers in Pa.
  • Marketplace: WhatsApp has streamlined business communication for human smuggling

 

July 2023

  • FEC: Weekly Digest, July 24 – 28, 2023
  • Free Press: Civil-Society Groups Call on Zuckerberg to Build Guardrails on Threads to Stop the Spread of Hate and Disinformation
  • ADL: Six Things ADL is Watching Following Meta’s Threads Launch
  • Fast Company: Is Apple really a trademark bully? Here’s what the data says
  • PolitiFact: How content creators on social media spread misinformation about immigration policies
  • Financial Times: Peak Social Media: The debate over young users’ mental health

 

June 2023

  • Law.com: Prosecute American Purveyors of Forced Labor
  • The Economic Times: Forbidden fruit | Apple wants 111-year-old company to change its logo: report
  • The Independent: Apple seeks trademark of ‘actual apple’, Swiss fruit association says
  • WIRED: Apple Is Taking On Apples in a Truly Weird Trademark Battle
  • Raw Story: This Trump megadonor is ‘playing fast and loose’ to push a new ‘dangerous’ agenda: watchdog
  • TruthOut: New Details From Leonard Leo’s Trust Fund Expose the Inner Workings of the Right
  • The Independent: Google ad revenue from anti-abortion campaigns and ‘fake’ clinics ‘topped $10 million’
  • Quartz: Google minted more than $10 million from ads for fake abortion clinics
  • Reform Austin: True The Vote Donations Were Used For Personal Gain By Leadership, Allegedly
  • The Texas Tribune: Leaders of Texas-based activist group True the Vote accused of using donations for personal gain
  • Salon: “Pattern of bad behavior”: Top MAGA election denier group accused of using donations to get rich
  • ProPublica: True the Vote Leadership Accused of Using Donations for Personal Gain

 

May 2023

  • EuroNews: YouTube’s algorithm is recommending violent gun videos to 9-year-olds, study finds
  • The Trace: As Oath Keepers Regroup, Members of the Militia Return to an Old Brand-Building Strategy
  • Business Insider: YouTube recommended videos about guns, school shootings, and serial killers to researchers simulating accounts of young boys
  • Forbes: YouTube Accused Of Pushing Violent Content To Children
  • The Times: YouTube gun videos pushed at children
  • PBS: YouTube algorithm sends gun videos to kids as young as 9, study finds
  • The Guardian: YouTube found to push content about guns to children watching games videos
  • AP News: YouTube’s recommendations send violent and graphic gun videos to 9-year-olds, study finds
  • HuffPost: The Texas Shooter Reportedly Wore A Patch Popular With Far-Right Groups
  • The Guardian: Clarence Thomas scandal deepens with report of rightwing activist’s secret payments to wife – as it happened
  • Daily Kos: What did Tennessee state house speaker know about an intern being harassed, and when did he know it?
  • The Washington Post: Lawmakers urge Biden to launch international hub to research online harms
  • CNBC: Facebook was the main donor to a group that fought antitrust reforms in 2020 and 2021

 

April 2023

  • WPLN Nashville: Watchdog group requests investigation into House speaker over use of state tax dollars
  • Tennessee Lookout: Watchdog groups asks Nashville DA, U.S. Attorney to investigate TN House Speaker’s per diem costs
  • The Center Square: Watchdog group wants investigation into Tennessee House speaker’s per diem
  • Popular Information: Watchdog group requests criminal investigation of Tennessee Speaker Cameron Sexton
  • Truthout: DeSantis’s Board of Education Nominees Are Steeped in Far Right Dark Money
  • Milenio: US supremacist militias invade Mexican territory and organize attacks on Facebook
  • The News & Observer: Why a Christian anti-abortion group in Texas is in line for $10M in NC taxpayer money
  • Rolling Stone: J.D. Vance’s ‘Big Tech’ Plan Conveniently Makes More Money for J.D. Vance: Report
  • Politico: IRS prepares to hire at warp speed
  • The Mercury News: Tech layoffs raise new alarms about how platforms protect users
  • Salon: Watchdog accuses right-wing Supreme Court takeover architect of funneling $73M in non-profit funds
  • Politico: Watchdog asks IRS for probe of Leo-linked nonprofits

 

March 2023

  • Vice News: The Boogaloo Bois Are Plotting a Bloody Comeback: ‘We Will Go to War’
  • Raw Story: ‘We will go to war’: Boogaloo Bois regrouping to seek vengeance for Mar-a-Lago raid
  • Arab News: Charities call on TikTok to crack down on content that can harm children
  • Raw Story: ‘Deplorable’: Arizona GOPer may have perjured himself over domestic violence cases
  • The Daily Beast: Top Arizona GOPer Was Involved in 2nd Domestic Violence Incident, Police Reports Show

 

February 2023

  • Ms. Magazine: Keeping Score: Governors Band Together to Support Abortion; Anti-Abortion Ads Target Low-Income Women
  • Bellingcat: Borderless Vigilantism: The Nativist US Militias Entering Mexico
  • Politico: Google tries to ‘astroturf’ the Supreme Court
  • Vice News: Facebook Auto-Created Pages for ISIS and Al-Qaeda: Study
  • Globe Live: U.S. senators urge Meta to combat drug and human trafficking
  • El Universo: Bob Menéndez y otros cinco senadores instan a Mark Zuckerberg a combatir el tráfico de drogas y de personas, especialmente en América Latina
  • Coda: From Poland to Florida, women’s rights are being crushed
  • Jezebel: The Poorer You Are, the More Likely You Are to See Anti-Abortion Ads, Thanks to Google
  • First Post: Class Act: Google targeting poor US women, not rich ones, with anti-abortion ads
  • Daily Kos: Google helps anti-choice crusaders abuse women – especially poor ones
  • Tech Story: Google  Targets Low Income Women With Ads For Anti-Abortion Clinics
  • Common Dreams: Google Targets Low-Income People With Ads for ‘Fake Abortion Clinics’: Study
  • The Register: Google pushes fake abortion clinic ads to lower-income women, report says
  • Brookings Institution: Audible reckoning: How top political podcasters spread unsubstantiated and false claims
  • The Guardian: Google targets low-income US women with ads for anti-abortion pregnancy centers, study shows

 

January 2023

  • The Daily Mail: DoJ and FBI ‘examines’ Snapchat’s role in burgeoning fentanyl poisoning crisis among children
  • Daily Kos: Border vigilantes are still posting on Facebook despite policy against speech ‘advocating for harm’
  • Houston Chronicle: Border militia Facebook groups in Texas promote anti-migrant violence, report says.
  • Raw Story: Dark money group shuttered after questions raised about deal involving Kellyanne Conway.
  • Politico: Dark money group linked to Leonard Leo is dissolved
  • Yahoo News: Exclusive: Border militia groups are using Facebook to recruit, promote themselves, report finds
  • Fed Manager: Senator Grassley Questions IPA Authority, Ex-Google CEO’s Influence

 

December 2022

  • Michigan Advance: Will Michigan’s crisis pregnancy centers be more regulated in 2023?
  • Politico: Ex-Google boss helps fund dozens of jobs in Biden’s administration
  • Business Insider: Tesla, Mercedes, and GM are being probed by US Senate on whether they use forced Uyghur labor
  • INSIDER: 23 major brands suspected of illegally sourcing products made by forced labor in China
  • Univision: “They keep invading us by the thousands”: the private Facebook groups that promote xenophobia in Mexico and the US
  • Fast Company: Elon Musk’s Twitter will create a toxic ripple effect across social media

 

November 2022

  • The Telegraph: Apple warned not to ‘nuke’ Twitter in free speech row with Musk
  • Bloomberg: Google Urged by US Lawmakers to Fix Misleading Abortion Ads
  • Sen. Mark Warner: Following New Investigation, Warner & Slotkin Press Google on Misrepresentation in Ads Targeted to Users Searching for Abortion Services
  • WIRED: Your Google Searches Are Quietly Evolving. Here’s What’s Next
  • The Telegraph: Did drugs, fake money and office ‘sleepovers’ cause crypto’s $32bn blow-up?
  • Tech World News: Watchdog Finds Flourishing Black Market on Facebook for Fraudulent Ad Accounts
  • Forbes: Facebook Has A Thriving Black Market Of Fraudulent Ad Accounts, Passports And Driver’s Licenses
  • The Register: All the US midterm-related lies to expect when you’re electing.
  • Gizmodo: Dear Mark Zuckerberg: Meta Was a Risky Investment Long Before the Metaverse

 

October 2022

  • The Hill: Group says gun ads on Facebook violate the company’s policies
  • NBC News: Facebook’s rules ban promoting weapons. Some gun sellers are running ads anyway.
  • Gizmodo: Meta’s Rules Prohibiting Firearm Accessory Advertisements Aren’t Always Working
  • Seeking Alpha: Sen. Elizabeth Warren seeks clarity from regulators about crypto hiring stance
  • Decrypt: Elizabeth Warren, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Target Crypto’s Revolving Door
  • The Washington Post: The U.K.’s communications regulator issues its first report on video services
  • CTV News: Fake Canadian visa program circulating on Facebook and WhatsApp
  • The Boston Globe: Media and tech companies still aren’t doing enough to police non-English language misinformation
  • Gizmodo: Meta Allegedly Failed to Stop a Months Long Canadian Immigration Scam Targeting Migrants
  • The Guardian: Migrants targeted in Canadian immigration scam on Facebook
  • Money.com: Student Loan Forgiveness Scams Soar as Borrowers Wait on Debt Relief
  • CNET: Misinformation Safeguards Fail to Stop Election Lies in Foreign Languages
  • Bloomberg: Health-Care Workers Are Swamped Again, This Time With Angry Calls From Podcast Listeners
  • NPR: Biden administration steps up protection against student loan forgiveness scams
  • Yahoo News: Facebook continues to autogenerate pages for Proud Boys, other extremist groups

 

September 2022

  • FOX 13: Student loan forgiveness: 4 tips for avoiding scams while waiting on relief
  • CNET: Google Ads Still Linking to Misleading Info in Abortion Searches
  • The Register: OK, Google: Why are you still pointing women at fake abortion clinics?
  • Bloomberg: Google Is Still Failing to Label Many Ads From Anti-Abortion Centers
  • The World: Immigrants are falling prey to social media
  • NPR: Waiting for loan forgiveness, borrowers are targets for scammers
  • BuzzFeed News: Immigrants Keep Getting Lied To By Human Smugglers On Platforms Like Facebook, WhatsApp, and TikTok
  • MSNBC: New report on extremist group shows alarming penetration of civic institutions
  • White House Report: Climate and Energy Implications Of Crypto-Assets In The United States
  • Anadolu Agency: Monitor warns far-right Boogaloo Bois movement ‘creeping back’ on to Facebook
  • The Hill: Violent extremist movement ‘boogaloo bois’ reemerges on Facebook: report
  • USA TODAY: Extremist Boogaloo Bois back on Facebook since Mar-a-Lago raid as anger toward feds mounts
  • Reuters: INSIGHT-Low-carbon bitcoin? Crypto miners’ green power talk angers Texas locals

 

August 2022

  • Arizona Mirror: White nationalism, fueled by social media, is on the rise and attracting violent young white men
  • Coda: Echoing US, the UK government goes all in on migrant surveillance
  • Grid: Recognizing orthorexia: the unofficial eating disorder that takes clean and healthy eating too far
  • Roland S. Martin: Facebook Profits From White Supremacy: New Report Exposes How The Tech Giant Cashes In On Hate
  • Al Jazeera: Meta’s Latin America expansion ‘a boon to human smugglers’
  • The Register: Warning: Apple ‘could very easily’ cripple Jamf
  • Adweek: Smaller Advertisers More at Risk as Facebook Works to Delete Hate Speech
  • USA TODAY: Mar-a-Lago search; conspiracy theories; Ohio man killed: The world of extremism this week
  • Digital Information World: Facebook In The Spotlight As New Study Finds It Served Ads On Searches Linked To White Supremacist Groups
  • Columbia Journalism Review: Naomi Nix, who covers social media for the Post, reports on a new study from the Tech Transparency Project, a nonprofit watchdog group, finding that dozens of white-supremacist organizations still have a presence on Facebook, even though Facebook has pledged to ban such content.
  • TheGrio: Nebraska abortion case shows how Facebook and other tech companies may be weaponized to police women’s bodies
  • The Hill: Hillicon Valley — Report says Meta profits from hate groups
  • Daily Kos: Facebook monetizes searches for its hate group pages
  • UPI: Report: White supremacist groups still on Facebook, Meta profits from their presence
  • Politico: Facebook Under Fire — A new report finds that despite Facebook’s ban on white nationalism, more than a hundred pages and groups with ties to white supremacist/hate groups remain on the platform, WaPo’s Naomi Nix scooped.
  • Engadget: Facebook still has trouble removing white supremacists, study says
  • The Hill: Facebook profits from ads on searches for hate group pages: report
  • The Verge: Facebook ran ads on searches for white supremacist groups, report finds
  • The Dallas Express: Texas Bitcoin Miners Making Millions Selling Electricity Back to the State
  • City Limits: How do immigrants navigate misinformation when traveling to the United States?
  • The Register: Apple tells suppliers to use ‘Taiwan, China’ or ‘Chinese Taipei’ to appease Beijing
  • Cointelegraph: Crypto firms failed to deliver ‘promised benefits’ from lawmaker-backed incentives, says nonprofit
  • Fast Company: The Jan. 6 hearings are spotlighting social media’s white supremacy problem
  • The Conversation: Fueled by virtually unrestricted social media access, white nationalism is on the rise and attracting violent young white men
  • El Estímulo: Migrants entrust their lives to “radio bemba”, Facebook and WhatsApp to challenge the US

 

July 2022

  • The Editeur: Pandemic leaves victims of human trafficking more vulnerable
  • California Local: How Facebook Helped Turn a Santa Cruz County Veteran Into a Cop Killer
  • Telemundo 20: “He could not get there”: Honduran fears that his brother died in his attempt to cross into the US
  • SinEmbargo: “Coyotes” scam migrants by Facebook and WhatsApp, and plunge them into a spiral of risk
  • EFE: Migrants Receive Dangerous Misinformation on Social Media on the Way to the US
  • Univision: The Coyote Cartel: The Criminal Merger for a $13 Billion Border Business
  • The Hill: Human smugglers often target migrants with misinformation on social media: watchdog
  • CNN Español: First on CNN: Human Smugglers Feed Misinformation to Migrants Arriving in the United States Through Facebook, Watchdog Says
  • CNN Brasil: Human traffickers give wrong information to illegal immigrants, says US agency
  • CNN: First on CNN: Human smugglers peddle misinformation to US-bound migrants on Facebook, watchdog says
  • AL DÍA: U.S.-bound migrants fed misinformation about border crossing, per watchdog
  • The Guardian: Google under scrutiny over pledge to protect abortion location data
  • WION: Roe v. Wade: Google location history of women remains vulnerable; YouTube to censor false videos on abortion
  • NBC News: Can the fragile Texas power grid handle a cryptomining gold rush?
  • San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Dudes I offed a fed’: Inside a far-right militia member’s plan to start civil war from the Bay Area
  • Geospatial World: Google Under Lens Over Promise to Protect User Location Data, Again
  • The Scroll: An analysis of Google search results found that those seeking information about student loans were being served advertisements offering questionable or outright scam services to borrowers.
  • Bloomberg: Scams Lurk in Ads on Google Searches for Student Loan Relief
  • CNET: Scammers Are Using Google Ads to Target Students Seeking Loan Relief
  • Ad Age: Google Serving Scam Ads On Student Loan Relief Searches

 

June 2022

  • The Hill: Don’t let Facebook off the hook for Jan. 6
  • Salon: “Nonpartisan” tax-exempt GOP-linked group accused of illegal multimillion “dark money” scheme
  • 9to5Mac: Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act requires Apple to prove that it doesn’t use forced labor
  • CNN: Social media is rife with skin-whitening products. But little is being done to regulate the market
  • CNBC: Bipartisan crypto regulatory overhaul would treat most digital assets as commodities under CFTC oversight
  • Wealth of Geeks: Instagram’s Illegal Drug Problem: An Open Door To Ecstasy for Teens
  • Rogue Rocket: Woman Sues Meta, Claiming Instagram Gave Her an Eating Disorder
  • Vox: Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment fund deepens his ties to national security interests
  • Gizmodo: Big Tech Has a New Antitrust Nemesis: John Oliver
  • Protocol: Crypto’s aggressive bid for more DC firepower
  • Bloomberg: The Dispute Over Forced Labor Is Redefining the Entire US-China Relationship
  • The Washington Post: A multimillion-dollar campaign is pushing Dems to ditch antitrust reform
  • Tech Monitor: Apple linked to anti-climate policy lobbying groups
  • Rappler: Group calls out Apple’s ties with trade associations ‘stalling’ climate change action

 

May 2022

  • Politico Pro: Apple’s green image sullied by trade association memberships
  • TechCrunch: Report calls out Apple’s membership in trade groups ‘stalling’ climate efforts
  • Investment News: Crypto libertarians are learning the reason for regulations
  • The New York Times: Buffalo gunman’s video is surfacing on Facebook, sometimes with ads beside it.
  • Business Insider: Facebook has been monetizing searches for the Buffalo mass shooting.
  • Engadget: Facebook is still struggling to remove videos of the Buffalo mass shooting
  • TechUnwrapped: Instagram is the new El Dorado for drug dealers, buying drugs has never been easier
  • Politico: Blue Star registers retroactively for Burisma work
  • Gizmodo: Meta Donated $4 Million to a Supposedly ‘Grassroots’ Lobbying Firm to Fight Antitrust Bills on Its Behalf
  • Forbes: Teens On Instagram Can Still Easily Access Illegal Drugs, New Research Shows
  • CPR News: Feds dismiss campaign finance complaint against Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert
  • CNBC: Crypto industry wields its influence in Washington after pouring over $30 million into campaigns
  • The Washington Post: Facebook quietly bankrolled small, grass-roots groups to fight its battles in Washington
  • CNN: If Elon Musk restores Trump’s Twitter account, it could pave the way for other platforms to do the same
  • The Guardian: YouTube Kids shows videos promoting drug culture and firearms to toddlers
  • BuzzFeed News: This Activist Group Tapped Into Partisan COVID Politics To Make Big Trouble For Anthony Fauci And The NIH

 

April 2022

  • Congress: Trahan, Castor, Markey, Blumenthal Press Meta on Eating Disorder Content Targeting Kids and Teens on Instagram
  • Law360: Prenatal Test Maker Faces Investor Suit Over False Positives
  • SFGATE: San Francisco Bay Area police catch 15-year-old buying LSD online
  • The Gazette: The drug dealer lurking inside your kid’s phone
  • CNBC: Obama calls for tech regulation to combat disinformation on social media
  • The Washington Post: Opinion: Lawmakers shouldn’t get taken in by the crypto lobbying blitz
  • Politico: Lobbyists jump to the blockchain
  • The Gamer: Amazon Bans Several Twitch Accounts For Spreading Russian Propaganda
  • Financial Times: Amazon’s Twitch bans some channels after researchers find pro-Russia propaganda
  • The Globe and Mail: Canadian watchdog asked to probe allegations that imports made with forced labour in China
  • New York Post: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cozies up to Big Tech while scorning social media
  • Law.com: Regulator Moves to Crypto World as JST Hires From NY Fed

March 2022

  • AZ Mirror: The FEC wants to know why Ron Watkins failed to disclose 40% of his campaign’s money
  • Politico: A Google billionaire’s fingerprints are all over Biden’s science office
  • Bloomberg: Instagram’s Parental Controls May Carry Risk of Misuse
  • CNBC: How Google and Amazon bankrolled a ‘grassroots’ activist group of small business owners to lobby against Big Tech oversight
  • The Bulwark: The Booming—and Not Entirely Trustworthy—Business of Prenatal Genetic Testing
  • Daily Mail: Google billionaire Eric Schmidt denies channeling money into Biden’s science office
  • The Nation: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Historic Hearing Begins—Along With the Inevitable GOP Freak-Out
  • Fox News: Gooden hits Meta’s ‘woefully inadequate’ response on policies
  • Coin Geek: Lobbyists continue to peddle lies about digital currencies as big money flexes in Washington
  • iMore: Report: Apple uses ‘bullying tactics’ to defend its trademark
  • NBC News: The internet’s meth underground, hidden in plain sight
  • Politico: China in congressional crosshairs for support to Russia
  • addictions.com: Social Media Drug Dealers II: Are Snapchat And IG Really Protecting Teens?
  • JD Supra: Recent Lobbying, Ethics & Campaign Finance Updates
  • Coin Telegraph: Crypto industry seeks to educate, influence US lawmakers as it faces increasing regulation
  • NBC News: Amazon suppliers linked to forced labor in China, watchdog group says
  • The Verge: Amazon is reportedly using Chinese suppliers with ties to forced labor
  • Engadget: Amazon suppliers reportedly have ties to forced labor camps in China
  • The Hill: Watchdog: Amazon still working with Chinese firms accused of using forced labor
  • Daily Caller: Watchdog Group Says Amazon Linked To Uyghur Forced Labor In China
  • Independent: Amazon Basics and Essentials products are being made using forced labour, report claims
  • Forbes India: Amazon accused of using suppliers linked to forced labour; Better.com reportedly firing 4k staff; e-scooter sales surge in India
  • Metro: Amazon suppliers linked to forced labour camps in China
  • Washington Post: Watchdog groups call on FTC to revisit Trump-era ethics calls
  • Axios: Ukraine crisis puts D.C. crypto lobby in hot seat
  • Law360: Crypto Industry Attracts Army Of Former Government Attys
  • E&E News: IG: FOIA ‘awareness program’ troubled some Interior staff
  • Raw Story: Right-wing militias are evading Facebook bans by posting on trucker convoy pages
  • Daily Beast: Banned Militias Are Sneaking Back on Facebook to Grift Off the DC Trucker Convoy

 

February 2022

  • Daily Beast: Anti-Fauci Animal Rights Group Accused of Illegal Donations
  • The Nation: Biden Has Chosen Ketanji Brown Jackson for a Reason
  • Small Wars Journal: The Convergence of Illicit Networks on Social Media: the Human Smuggling-Drug Trafficking Nexus
  • IPWatchdog: Big Tech and China, Inc. Rejoice in DOJ Draft SEP Policy Statement and FTC Speech
  • Cheddar News: Ex-Government Officials Flock to Crypto Through Private Sector Revolving Door
  • Bloomberg: Crypto Industry Masters Washington’s ‘Revolving Door’ as Its Influence Grows
  • The Washington Post: As the Fed considers minting the first digital dollar, it is tapping experts from a crypto company with a stake in the outcome
  • Just Security: Disinformation, Radicalization, and Algorithmic Amplification: What Steps Can Congress Take?
  • Arizona Mirror: Bill aimed at Google, Apple app store profits fails again
  • AP: Millions in tax dollars flow to anti-abortion centers in US
  • Vox: Does banning extremists online work? It depends.

 

January 2022

  • Mother Jones: Public Funding Is Pouring Into Texas’ Anti-Abortion Pregnancy Centers While Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance
  • Vanity Fair: Silicon Valley Won’t Own Up to Its China Problem
  • National Post: Who will regulate the regulators? Big Tech and their influence on government policy
  • CNN: Opinion:Biden promised transparency. Has he delivered?
  • Fox Business: Complaint letter filed with SEC regarding Natera’s promotion of prenatal screening technology
  • The Guardian: Snapchat fights drug dealing on app amid surge in youth overdose deaths
  • Protocol: Snapchat is cracking down on drug dealers
  • Digital Trends: Instagram’s hidden drug market for teens is out of control
  • CNN: Here’s how US lawmakers could finally rein in Facebook
  • Bloomberg: D.C. Is Hiring Ex-Googlers, Despite Chilly Silicon Valley Relations
  • National Review: Josh Hawley: Instagram Users’ Access to Black-Market Drugs Is ‘Horrifying’
  • Fox News: Hawley demands Zuckerberg answer for ‘horrifying’ report about Instagram and underage drug use
  • Letter from U.S. Senator Josh Hawley to Mark Zuckerberg: “Last month, the Tech Transparency Project (TTP) published the results of an investigation which found that drug dealers openly operate on Instagram and sell illicit substances that are easily accessible to teenagers as young as 13 years old.”
  • Politico: Diversity questions delay DOJ antitrust hiring
  • Breitbart: Amazon and Google Deploy Army of Shills to Fight Regulation
  • Huff Post: Facebook Banned Trump 1 Year Ago. Social Media Hasn’t Gotten Much Better.
  • Cohen Milstein: Groundbreaking Lawsuit Alleges That Facebook Bears Responsibility for Murder of Slain Federal Officer
  • CNN: On the anniversary of January 6, social media platforms are on high alert
  • CBS News: Role of Facebook, Twitter, and mainstream social media in uniting Jan. 6 extremists
  • Newsweek: Facebook ‘Actively Monitoring Threats’ Ahead of 1/6, Will ‘Respond Accordingly’
  • Newsy, Twitter: “Did Facebook play a role in spreading information before the Jan. 6 attack? @katielpaul, Director at @TTP_updates, shares her findings with @chanceseales.”
  • The New York Times: Right-Wing Calls to Celebrate Jan. 6 Anniversary Draw a Muted Response

 

December 2021

  • New York Post: Meta investors push for harder line against ‘harmful content’ aimed at teens
  • Axios: Exclusive: Meta shareholders call for oversight audit
  • Ars Technica: Meta investors are sick of the scandals and want more oversight
  • Women’s Running: Research Shows Instagram Promotes Eating Disorder Content. Here’s What to Do About It.
  • Newsweek: America’s Greatest Disruptors: Paradigm Shifters
  • Fox 13 News: Report: Pills available for sale to kids on Instagram
  • Newsy, Twitter: “It’s just two clicks to connect with a drug dealer on Instagram and by contrast, if you’re using the app, it takes five clicks to actually log out.”
  • Tech Transparency Project, Twitter: JUST NOW: @SenMikeLee grills @mosseri on TTP’s recent report that shows how teens can use IG to find a drug dealer in just 2 clicks.
  • CNN Business: Instagram offers ‘drug pipeline’ to kids, tech advocacy group claims
  • The Verge: Instagram head Mosseri to face questions about child safety in Senate hearing
  • The Sun: DARK WEB How Instagram is making it EASIER for teens to buy drugs online – hidden codewords revealed
  • CNN, Twitter: Ahead of the head of Instagram testifying before Congress today, the tech advocacy group @TTP_updates details how it found a “drug pipeline” for kids on the platform.
  • BuzzFeed: Here’s How Instagram Fails To Protect People At Risk For Eating Disorders From Pro-Anorexia Messaging
  • Business Insider: A new lawsuit is demanding a much deeper-dive investigation of Russia’s ‘coordination’ with the 2016 Trump campaign
  • Gizmodo: Instagram Unveils New Features to Show Everyone It Really Cares About Teens’ Mental Health
  • CNBC, Twitter: Today, Instagram announced that it’s rolling out new features aimed a tackling youth mental health issues. @KristinaParts breaks down the changes.
  • Engadget: Report finds Instagram makes it easy for teens to find drugs online
  • Business Insider: Instagram’s algorithm directly connects teens to ‘drug dealers selling everything from opioids to party drugs,’ researchers say
  • The Verge: Instagram makes it easy for teens to find drugs, report finds
  • The Information: Inside Tim Cook’s Secret $275 Billion Deal with Chinese Authorities
  • NBC News: Instagram pushes drug content to teens

November 2021

  • Spectrum News: Report: Facebook responsible for promoting human smuggling
  • The Guardian: Facebook bans ads targeting race, sexual orientation and religion
  • New York Post: Facebook-parent Meta to end targeted ads on ‘sensitive’ categories
  • The New York Times: Meta plans to remove thousands of sensitive ad-targeting categories.

October 2021

  • ABC News: Facebook whistleblower documents offer new revelations about Jan. 6 response
  • Financial Times: Apple fights shareholder call for more transparency on forced labour
  • The Christian Post: DOJ urged to investigate Facebook’s ‘facilitation’ of human trafficking, illegal immigration
  • Sustainability: DNI’s DNA: Where Is Google’s Money in European Media?
  • Fox News: Arizona AG calls for DOJ to probe Facebook after it says users can share info on how to enter US illegally
  • Grunge: The Biggest Scandals To Hit Facebook
  • Reuters: Senator asks Facebook CEO to answer questions on teen safety
  • NewsNation: Report: Social media playing a role in fueling migration crisis on border
  • Tech Transparency Project, Twitter: “It is very possible that none of those ads were seen by a human.” @FrancesHaugen, after being presented with our ads, explains that FB’s AI fails consistently to find violating content.
  • CBS News: Facebook whistleblower testifies platform has “not earned the right to just have blind trust in them”
  • Fox News: Sen. Mike Lee: Facebook not being ‘adequately vigilant’ in protecting kids from harmful content
  • Daily Kos: Whistleblower confirms that Facebook intentionally profits from sowing social chaos, violence
  • Border Report: ‘Unchecked’ social media platforms fueling migration crisis on border, industry experts say
  • Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.): Senator Markey Demands Answers From Facebook After Research Shows Company Broke Commitment To Prohibit Promotion of Harmful Advertisements to Teens
  • Daily Caller: Protesters Descend On Apple Store, Blast Production In China Over Uyghur Genocide

 

September 2021

  • Axios: Exclusive: Group seeks import ban on Apple gear over forced labor
  • Apple Insider: Activists want Apple import ban over forced labor
  • PC Magazine: Complaint Asks US Customs to Ban Apple Product Imports Over Use of Forced Labor
  • ABC News: Texan linked to ‘boogaloo’ convicted of attempted murder
  • Moment Magazine: An Inconvenient Genocide – Why we don’t know more about the Uyghurs
  • Apple Insider: Apple organized ‘aggressive’ lobbying campaign to counter prohibitive App Store legislation
  • Arizona Mirror: How Apple and Google killed an Arizona bill aimed at their app store profits
  • The Verge: Eight Things Apple Could Do to Prove It Actually Cares About App Store Users

 

August 2021

  • Tech Times: Apple is Not Doing Enough to Protect Children Against Ault Content on App Store, Watchdog Says
  • The Register: Apple wants to scan iCloud to protect kids, can’t even keep them safe in its own App Store – report
  • Daily Caller: Apple Lets Children Access Sex Apps, Investigation Finds
  • The Guardian: Apple allows children to access casual-sex and BDSM apps, finds report
  • Euractiv: Campaign against targeted ad spills over the DMA amid business concerns
  • Campaign: Why brands don’t get today’s teens
  • Breitbart: Mexican Cartel Smugglers Use Facebook Ads to Attract Pregnant Migrants
  • The Information: Apple’s Unsavory Lobbying; Musk’s Autopilot Dream Is Still Far Off
  • Politico: How the Apple lobbying machine took on Georgia, and won
  • Techstory: Militia Groups are actively spreading vaccine disinformation on Facebook : TTP Investigation
  • iHeartRADIO: A new report from the Tech Transparency Project (TTP) says violent militia groups are the main spreaders of vaccine misinformation on Facebook, and the social network seems to have constantly dropped the ball on this front.
  • Chelsea Cliton, Twitter: Despite @Facebook’s vows to crack down on both U.S.-based violent militias and vaccine misinformation, a new report finds that militias’ FB pages are awash in vaccine conspiracies.
  • Vice: Facebook Is Helping Militias Spread Vaccine Disinformation and Calling Them ‘Experts’
  • Politico: FTC faces deadline in Facebook antitrust suit
  • Vice: Human Smugglers Are Luring Pregnant Women to the Border With Lies on Facebook
  • Fast Company: How one woman helped force Facebook to create a policy for dealing with militia groups
  • Financial Times: WhatsApp attacks Apple’s child safety ‘surveillance’ despite government acclaim
  • Prism: Media profits can’t come at the expense of Latinx and immigrant lives
  • Washington Post: Opinion: The Arizona ‘audit’ is a big problem. Online disinformation will make it worse.

July 2021

  • E&E News: Greens question deep-sea miner’s financial disclosures
  • The Mercury News: Opinion: Biden had it right the first time. Facebook is killing people
  • Daily Freeman: Kingston-Ulster Airport now operated by members of former Google CEO’s investment group
  • Business Insider: Under pressure after the Capitol riot, self-styled militias are regrouping around anti-vaxx conspiracy theories
  • Business Insider: Facebook saw signs of violence ahead of the Capitol riot, but was too scared to bring it up with Trump, book says
  • Breitbart: Report: Big Tech Uses Small Businesses to Push D.C. Agenda
  • Forbes: How Facebook And Big Tech Wage Publicity Wars Through Close Ties With Small Businesses

June 2021

  • Fox News: Facebook fails to police human smugglers sneaking migrants into US, report finds
  • The Post Millenial: SCATHING report shows how Facebook enables human trafficking at the US border
  • Today Show: Human smugglers are using Facebook to find customers
  • Breitbart: Human Smugglers Up Facebook Advertising for ‘Safe Passage’ to U.S.
  • Telemundo: A pastor fights coyotes who advertise on Facebook: these are their deceptions
  • Daily Mail: How Facebook is fueling the border crisis by failing to close down dozens of groups offering passage into the US for as little as $1,700 and showcasing glowing testimonials
  • NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: A new report says that Facebook has become the preferred platform for smugglers, or so-called coyotes, and the desperate migrants they prey on.
  • NBC News: Pastor battles human smugglers on Facebook
  • Rep. Ken Buck, Twitter: Today I sent a letter to Tim Cook asking him to clarify the discrepancies between @Apple’s annual report and investigations linking the company to forced labor in China.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar, Twitter: Importing goods made from forced labor is direct violation of U.S. law, in addition to human rights and labor rights standards.
  • Business Insider India: Some Apple suppliers in China are reportedly saying they won’t hire minorities like Uyghur Muslims in job postings
  • appleinsider: Apple’s Chinese wind power partner linked to Uyghur forced labor programs
  • BuzzFeed: Apple Did Business With A Wind Energy Company That Has Close Ties To Xinjiang
  • The Information: Some Apple Suppliers in China Tell Ethnic Minorities: Don’t Bother Applying For Jobs
  • Vida Celular: YouTube is losing its fight against fake news about vaccines
  • Los Angeles Times  – Column: This solar company wouldn’t let a dead woman out of her contract

May 2021

  • Telemundo: Experts: Cartels recruit migrants through social networks in exchange for “safe travel” to the US
  • Byline Times: The Facebook Oversight Board Is itself an Information Operation
  • Daily Caller: EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Buck Demands Answers On Apple’s Relationship With Companies Accused Of Using Forced Labor
  • Salon – Kevin McCarthy’s strange real estate saga: A luxury condo in D.C. and a tract house in California
  • American Independent – McCarthy hit with ethics complaint over luxury condo he rented from GOP pollster
  • American Purpose: World Wide Weapon – Democracy cries out for policy solutions to tech-fueled extremism
  • National Review: Multiple Apple Suppliers Accused of Using Forced Uyghur Labor
  • Business Insider: 7 Apple suppliers in China have links to forced labor programs, including the use of Uyghur Muslims from Xinjiang, according to a new report
  • Apple Insider: Seven Apple suppliers linked to Chinese forced labor programs
  • The Verge: Apple suppliers linked to Uyghur forced labor in new report
  • El País: The first migrant camp of the Biden era, more business for the coyotes
  • TTP director Katie Paul speaks to @KCBSRadio: A TTP study found Facebook approved ads for kids 13-17 overtly pushing content like pills, anorexia, and alcohol— positioning Facebook to profit from harmful messages aimed at a highly vulnerable age group.
  • Wired: Facebook Allows Drug Ads to Target Teens, Activists Say
  • MediaNama: Facebook Says It Inadvertently Restricted A Hashtag. Now It Needs To Tell Us Exactly How And Why
  • Capitol Forum: Big Tech Companies Fund Groups That Host FTC Republicans

April 2021

  • BuzzFeed: Facebook Knows It Was Used To Help Incite The Capitol Insurrection
  • CNN – Outside group cites Senate Ethics Committee rebuke of Larry Craig in pushing for probe of Blackburn
  • Univision: “100% safe crossing” to the US: this is how coyotes look for clients on Facebook
  • Arizona Mirror – GOP secretary of state candidate Finchem accused of breaking campaign finance law
  • CNN: Report: Human smugglers increasingly use Facebook to advertise services on the US-Mexico border
  • NYTimes – Ex-Trump Official Fined and Barred From Government Over R.N.C. Video
  • Medium: Why Don’t Social Media Tackle Fake News and Radicalisation? Because it Would Be Bad for Business.
  • The Verge: Facebook spent $23 million for CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s security in 2020
  • BuzzFeed: Despite A Ban, Facebook Continued To Label People As Interested In Militias For Advertisers

March 2021

  • VOA: Tech Faces a Year of Scrutiny and Change
  • EFF: Content Moderation Is A Losing Battle. Infrastructure Companies Should Refuse to Join the Fight
  • Business Insider: Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it’s really helpful to police
  • Yahoo Finance Live: Katie Paul, Director of the Tech Transparency Project, discusses House hearing on social media’s role in extremism, misinformation
  • Good Word News: Zuckerberg dodges responsibility for Capitol seat in congressional hearing
  • Ars Technica: Facebook has been autogenerating pages for white supremacists
  • The Independent: Right-wing militias continue to recruit and organise on Facebook, watchdog report finds
  • Vice: There’s a 7-Foot Cutout of Mark Zuckerberg Dressed as the QAnon Shaman in Front of Congress
  • Raw Story: Hundreds of militia groups still using Facebook to recruit and promote violence: report
  • The Trace: Open Carry Laws Are Tested in Court
  • CNN – First on CNN: Watchdog group requests investigation into 13 GOP lawmakers for misusing proxy voting
  • Tech Dirt: Militias Still Recruiting On Facebook Demonstrates The Impossibility Of Content Moderation At Scale
  • BuzzFeed: Hundreds Of Far-Right Militias Are Still Organizing, Recruiting, And Promoting Violence On Facebook
  • Input: Militia groups are having a field day on Facebook
  • Politico: Report Digs Into Tech Company Lobbying at USTR
  • Politico: How George Mason’s Law School Shaped the FTC’s Approach to Big Tech
  • Bloomberg: One Tech-Funded University Helped Shape FTC’s Hands-Off Approach
  • CNBC: 23 House Dems ask Facebook about role of weapons ads in wake of Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Wired: Big Tech Targets DC With a Digital Charm Offensive
  • MLive: Michigan ‘Patriot Party’ wants to replace Republicans, investigate election fraud

February 2021

  • CNBC: Facebook will temporarily show less political content to some users
  • Baystreet: Facebook Backpedals Wednesday on Reducing Political Content
  • The National: Facebook to scale back political content for some users
  • CPR News – Rep. Lauren Boebert Subtracts 7,000 Miles From Her Campaign Claim, Saying She Spent Money At Hotels Instead
  • The Denver Post – Lauren Boebert’s campaign amends reimbursement report that raised red flags
  • Philstar Global: Senate urged to probe surge in cases of online abuse, exploitation of Filipino children
  • Tucson Sentinel – Finchem broke the law by not disclosing payment from Trump, complaint alleges
  • Inquisitr: Poll: Majority Of Republicans, Some Democrats Would Join New Party Led By Donald Trump
  • Mashable: Pro-Trump ‘Patriot Party’ grows on Facebook…despite openly violating the platform’s policies
  • Daily Caller: Facebook Sees Rapid Surge In Patriot Party Groups, Study Finds
  • Reuters: ‘Patriot Party’ Trump supporter groups grow rapidly on Facebook: study
  • Real Vail – Boebert rakes in $21,000 for campaign gas after paying off liens on Shooters Grill business
  • Huff Post – Rep. Lauren Boebert Faces FEC Complaint Over Mileage Reimbursement
  • CPR News – What We Know About Lauren Boebert’s Campaign Payments To Herself For Driving 38,000 Miles
  • Gizmodo: Facebook Workers Warned About Hateful Groups Well Before Capitol Riot

January 2021

  • Wired: Facebook Ad Services Let Anyone Target US Military Personnel
  • Daily Mail – Alabama’s Republican governor calls for primary to get rid of rep Mo Brooks after he told MAGA rally ‘today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass’ before mob stormed Capitol
  • AZ Central – Rep. Andy Biggs named to House Oversight and Reform Committee despite Jan. 6 scrutiny
  • Forbes: Facebook Will Permanently Stop Promoting Political Groups
  • The Markup: Lawmaker Questions Facebook on Broken Election-Related Promise
  • News & Observer – Watchdog files ethics complaint against Rep. Cawthorn over Capitol riot
  • Politico: Amazon’s offering to help Biden’s vaccine push. There may be a reason why.
  • Engadget: Recommended Reading: What went wrong with Cyberpunk 2077?
  • NBC News: Some pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan Capitol attack, report finds
  • BBC: Social media giants grilled on hate content
  • AZ Central – Ethics, criminal probes sought for Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar
  • Daily Kos: Facebook execs shrug off culpability for role in providing organizing platform for Capitol siege
  • Politico: POLITICO Playbook PM: McConnell blames Trump for Jan. 6
  • CNET: State Department says China’s repression of Uighurs is ‘genocide’
  • BuzzFeed: “If They Won’t Hear Us, They Will Fear Us”: How The Capitol Assault Was Planned On Facebook
  • The Telegraph: Facebook bans ads for gun accessories ahead of Biden inauguration
  • The Guardian: 100 days of warning: inside the Boogaloo killings of US security personnel
  • BuzzFeed: Facebook Said It Would Pause US Ads For Gun Accessories And Military Gear After Complaints
  • The New York Times: Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads for gun accessories and military gear.
  • CNN: ‘Stop the steal’ groups hide in plain sight on Facebook
  • The Telegraph: Big advertisers slash Facebook spending after Capitol attack
  • Ryan Mac, Twitter: Facebook has been serving up ads for body armor, gun targets, and other military gear next to posts about last week’s Capitol riot. This comes after employees raised concerns about these ads on Monday.
  • The New York Times: Connecticut is investigating Amazon’s practices in the e-books market.
  • Fox Business: Connecticut investigating Amazon’s e-book business
  • Reuters: Connecticut probes Amazon’s digital books business for anti-competitive behavior
  • The Times: Apple bitten by Uighur ‘forced labour’ claims
  • Chicago Sun-Times: There’s a history of white supremacists interpreting government leaders’ words as encouragement
  • Business Insider: Apple could cut, or raise, executive bonuses by 10% based on their performance on environmental and social issues in 2021

2020

  • Engadget: Apple reportedly took years to drop a supplier that used underage labor
  • BBC: Apple executes New Year’s Eve apps purge in China
  • Gizmodo: New Report Claims Apple Supplier Uses Forced Labor in China
  • Engadget: Apple, Amazon and Tesla supplier accused of using forced labor
  • The Mac Observer: Apple Supplier ‘Lens Technology’ Used Forced Uighur Labor
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