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DNC Warns 2020 Candidates Not to Use FaceApp Because It Was Created by Russian Company

Democrats are up in arms over the Russian-created FaceApp but tech experts say it is no worse than countless Silicon Valley apps.

Facebook Civil Rights Audit Targets Nazi Dog Whistles Over Anti-Trust

The 30-page report conveniently focuses on flawed business on the platform rather than the platform’s own inherent business flaws.

The Making of a YouTube Radical: Why Reactionaries Hate Critique

Ultimately, the platform is stuck between being an ineffectual monopoly or being a legitimate platform willing to filter out the echo chambers of its users and enforce comprehensive rules as a community.

New Twitter Policy to Label ‘Abusive’ Tweets From Political Leaders May Impact Trump’s Reach

Twitter will label "abusive" tweets but won't delete them.

"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. 


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