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Facebook Pays $650 Million to Settle Illinois Facial Recognition Lawsuit

Illinois Facebook users are now able to submit claims online and receive payouts between $200 and $400 as part of a $650 million settlement that followed a class-action lawsuit, claiming the social media giant illegally collected and stored biometric data of millions of users without…

Hawley’s Bill to Let People Sue Big Tech Platforms Blocked in Senate

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Thursday blocked a bill that would have let Americans sue large technology companies for enforcing terms unfairly or unequally. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced the legislation and tried to get it passed with unanimous consent, which avoids a vote but…

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Agree to Common Definition of ‘Hate Speech’

The social media giants — Facebook, Google’s YouTube, and Twitter — have, under pressure from the advertising industry, agreed to a set of “common definitions” for allegedly “hateful” and “harmful” content and to “harmonize” reporting standards for such content across the industry. 0…

Twitter Launches Get Out the Vote Campaign

Twitter rolled out its own get out the vote campaign on Tuesday, six weeks ahead of Election Day. The initiative is part of an unprecedented effort by social media platforms to increase voter turnout. 0…

Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident

Two years ago, most Americans knew nothing about QAnon, the ever-growing, diffuse, and violent movement devoted to a loosely connected set of conspiracy theories, most of which tie back to the idea that Donald Trump is leading a holy war against a high-powered cabal of…

Facebook Fact-Checkers Dominated by Left-Leaning Funding, Personnel, Organizations

While social media giant Facebook portrays its fact-checking feature as neutral and independent, the personnel, funding streams, and credentialing mechanism behind the participating organizations indicates otherwise. Facebook launched the fact-checking feature shortly after Donald Trump won the presidential election in 2016. It says it has…

Bokhari: Big Tech Prepares the Public for a Rigged Election

“One of the things that I think we and other media need to start doing is preparing the American people that there’s nothing illegitimate about this election taking additional days, or even weeks to make sure that all of the votes are counted.” 0…

Facebook Says It Will Restrict Posting if Elections Cause ‘Unrest’

Facebook announced this week that it may restrict certain aspects of its platform following November’s general election as part of a larger effort to limit social unrest. A spokesperson for Facebook suggested that executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg may censor specific information if…

Facebook Will Stop Recommending Health Groups

The Verge reports that Facebook plans to stop recommending health-related groups to users in an attempt to slow the spread of misinformation on its platform. 0…

Kim Kardashian West Will Freeze Her Instagram to Protest Facebook

Kim Kardashian West, who has one of the biggest Instagram followings in the world, said Tuesday that she would be joining other high-profile users in a protest against Instagram’s parent company Facebook and its handlng of misinformation and hate. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Orlando Bloom,…

Facebook and Its CEO Emerge as Powerful Influence on 2020 Elections

Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, are ramping up an unprecedented involvement in the 2020 election. Zuckerberg recently said Facebook as well as media organizations should brace Americans for delayed election results. He’s also announced new election-related content rules, signaling that Facebook will be deciding…

Bokhari: Big Tech Can ‘Turn Down the Volume’ on Entire Movements

Breitbart Tech reporter Allum Bokhari, author of an upcoming book exposing Silicon Valley called #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal The Election, appeared on the Brian Thomas Show on 55KRC, warning listeners that Big Tech currently has the ability to…

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