Now that the FTC has filed its lawsuit against Amazon, here’s a breakdown of the anticompetitive tactics that the agency argues are hurting consumers:
Conflicts of interest have no place in the Supreme Court. Now, CfA is joining @accountable_us and 40+ other watchdog groups in calling on Chief Justice Roberts to hold his colleagues to basic ethical standards.
Chief justice urged to make Alito and Thomas step aside in megadonor cases
More than 40 watchdog groups call on John Roberts to force US supreme court justices to step aside after ethics scandals
Gun influencers are blurring the lines between content and marketing, @sunny___sone reports for @teamtrace. What happens when those accounts get boosted by social media algorithms? https://www.thetrace.org/newsletter/gun-influencers-social-media-disclosures/
This week, a jury convicted a member of the Boogaloo movement for aiding & abetting in the murder a federal law enforcement officer – an attack which he plotted with another man on Facebook. Here’s some background…
In today’s @SenateRules hearing on AI in elections, @mayawiley of @civilrightsorg underscores the impact of trust & safety layoffs in tech. “Even when they had that staffing, it was inadequate.”
Meta described Threads as an app for “sharing text updates” & “joining public conversations.”
Then, it crushed journalism in Canada and blocked entire search terms instead of investing in content moderation.
What DOES Meta want Threads to be used for?
Meta's Threads struggles to grow amid rivalry with Elon Musk's X, ranking ahead of only Tumblr
Threads ranks near the bottom of the most popular social apps and continues to trail X, according to Insider Int...
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.