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"Thinkspot" Says it's a Censorship-Free Alternative to Big Tech. Here's Why We Should Be Skeptical.

The supposedly censorship-free promise of platform might feel more authentic if its founders didn't have their own selective stances on free speech. 

What Does it Mean to be a "Free Thinker" When Algorithms Control Your Beliefs?

Hijacking our cognitive liberty isn't just effective, it's hugely profitable. 

YouTube Bans Live Streaming for Kids Following Pedophilia Ring Scandals

Like many content policy issues the video behemoth has faced before, it's impossible to weed out bad behavior without hurting innocent content creators in the process. 

InfoWars Settles Lawsuit, Will Pay $15,000 to ‘Pepe the Frog’ Creator

InfoWars also agreed to destroy all their Pepe shirts and vowed not to use the image again.

YouTube Bans Neo-Nazis, Holocaust Deniers, and Sandy Hook Truthers

YouTube said it will ban extremist content from its platform.

Twitter Launches Feature Fighting Misinformation About Vaccines

The facts-forward new feature is a good first step, but Twitter still has some important bugs to work out. 

Twitter Permanently Bans #Resistance Trolls Krassenstein Brothers Over Fake Accounts

The brothers who turned a Justin Bieber fan account into a popular anti-Trump Twitter feed were banned for fake accounts and buying interactions on their posts.

Google Blames YouTube’s 'Adpocalypse' Fallout for Recent $60 Billion Loss

For over a year, content creators on YouTube have been angry about "Adpocaplypse" -- now that it's effecting Alphabet's bottom line, executives are starting to pay attention. 

Facebook Admits to “Unintentionally Uploading” 1.5 Million Harvested Emails, Passwords & Contacts

Facebook admitted to the upload after a security researcher’s tweets began to question why users were asked to directly enter their email passwords in order to verify their identities.

Google Walkout Employees Allegedly Punished for #MeToo Protest

The walkout protest was successful in ending Google's much-criticized "forced arbitration" policy for sexual harassment cases but organizers say it put a target in their backs. 


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