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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Melissa Ryan

In Senate, Social Media Execs Testify About Election Security

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testified before the Senate intelligence committee this morning. Here’s what you need to know.

September 6, 2018

Right-Wing Media Politicize Iowa Murder To Protect Trump

As Trump associates keep getting indicted, found guilty, and agree to plea deals while surrendering themselves to the FBI, pro-Trump media have seized on the murder of Mollie Tibbetts, and they are exploiting it for their own purposes.

August 23, 2018

Trump Campaign Manager Promotes Neo-Nazis’ Favorite Media Platform

Brad Parscale uses Gab, which is full of white nationalists and neo-Nazis, to push for favorable conditions from Facebook and Twitter.

July 6, 2018

Cambridge Analytica Executive Delivers Stunning Testimony In Senate Hearing

Mr. Wylie goes to Washington to help America better understand what we’re facing from social media.

May 18, 2018

Will Zuckerberg’s Apology Tour Spark Real Change?

“I think we let the community down, and I feel really bad and I’m sorry about that,” he told Recode’s Kara Swisher. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, appearing on CNBC, also offered an apology: “I am so sorry that we let so many people down.”

March 25, 2018

50 Million Reasons Why Facebook Must Change

Tech companies have repeatedly failed to protect the consumers who use their platforms, and despite the outrage that arises when news of another failure breaks, remarkably little has been done to fix the problem. Consumers have been left to deal with fake news, predatory political ads, and data breaches largely on their own without assistance from companies, government, or other institutions.

March 20, 2018