"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.
Watchdog Files FOIA Lawsuit Seeking Records about Anti-Choice Group Obria’s Management of Federal Grant Money
On February 27, 2020, CfA filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeking documents responsive to two FOIA requests regarding the anti-choice Obria Group and its affiliate Obria Medical Clinics (collectively “Obria”) concerning their administration of funds they received through the Title X family planning program.
"Alice Huling, a lawyer for the Campaign for Accountability, a public interest watchdog based in the US, said the rule change which the US Department of Health and Human Services initially introduced in March last year was 'staggering'."
Campaign for Accountability Releases Statement Regarding Ninth Circuit Ruling Upholding Title X Gag Rule
On February 24, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling upholding the Trump Administration’s policy barring federally funded family planning centers from referring women for abortions.