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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images by Lucas Nolan2 May 20180 2 May, 20182 May, 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated recently that the company plans to “dial up the intensity” of news suppression leading towards the U.S. midterm elections. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated this week that the social media firm has plans to further crack down
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Conservative Review’s Michelle Malkin joined SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Sam Sorbo for a Friday interview on Breitbart News Tonight to discuss political censorship via technology companies. She dismissed “purist anti-regulation tendencies” while describing companies such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter as “quasi-monopolies” and “trusts that need to be busted.” Malkin said
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Three new plaintiffs have joined former Google employee James Damore’s lawsuit against the company, alleging gender, racial, and political discrimination. Manuel Amador, Stephen McPherson, and Michael Burns, who were all job applicants turned down by Google, have joined the lawsuit. “As amply supported by the allegations set forth in this First Amended Complaint, Google has
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Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) zeroed in on Facebook’s official status during Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing today, grilling the Facebook CEO on whether his company was a “tech company” or a “publisher.” After asking Zuckerberg if he thought Facebook was “too powerful” and required regulation, Sen. Sullivan went on to ask what kind of company Facebook is,
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Paul Marotta/Getty Images by Allum Bokhari9 Apr 20180 9 Apr, 20189 Apr, 2018 Establishment media received a massive boost in Facebook engagement this month, following the social network’s January 11 algorithm change, while conservative media declined, according to independent social media analysis. Social media analytics service NewsWhip reports that the top ten most-engaged sites on
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AP Photo/Victor Texcucano by Charlie Nash9 Apr 20180 9 Apr, 20189 Apr, 2018 Twenty-three consumer activist groups signed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling for an investigation against YouTube for targeting ads at children. Groups that signed the complaint included the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, the Center for Digital Democracy, Common
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Former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Robert McDowell told Breitbart News Saturday that when he was an FCC commissioner, national security officials told him not to sign up for Facebook or Twitter, citing national security concerns. McDowell told Breitbart News Saturday, “Our national security folks told me ‘Do not sign up for that.’ I wasn’t
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Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow hosted the “Masters of the Universe” town hall tonight, where he discussed the threat of major tech companies alongside a host of panelists. Addressing the packed room at the event, Alex Marlow said: “Welcome everyone, I’m Alexander Marlow the Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.com and the Breitbart News Network and I’m so
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At the Breitbart News “Masters of the Universe” town hall event on big tech on Thursday evening, psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein explained how Google reads everything that goes through Gmail — including deleted drafts and incoming emails from non-Google email clients. He also explained how Google has access to the email servers of multiple mainstream
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Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and best-selling author of Clinton Cash and Secret Empires, argued at Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Thursday that “transparency would be a good solution” for Google’s secretive algorithm. At Breitbart News’ live town hall event, “Masters of the Universe: Big Tech vs. Free Speech and Privacy”
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Breitbart News Editor at Large Peter Schweizer explained at the Breitbart News “Masters of the Universe” town hall event how individuals responsible for censorship at major technology firms may not even be senior employees. In recent years, YouTube, which is owned by Google, has increasingly censored or demonetized videos that they deem inappropriate or offensive, making
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Investigative journalist and author Peter Schweizer explained why Silicon Valley’s business model of providing free services is so effective during the Breitbart News Town Hall on Thursday. “When you first look at Google on the surface, it’s a great company. They give you this incredible search capability, this access to information basically for free, in
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by Tom Ciccotta5 Apr 20180 5 Apr, 20185 Apr, 2018 Noted psychologist Robert Epstein pronounced his love for America during the Breitbart News “Masters of the Universe” town hall event on Thursday evening. Epstein, an American psychologist who earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Harvard University in 1981, spoke on Thursday night at Breitbart News’
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Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, claimed during Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall tonight that the major tech companies have considerable powers of manipulation in elections. Speaking at the Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall alongside Ann Coulter, investigative journalist and Breitbart Editor-at-Large
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Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and best-selling author of Clinton Cash and Secret Empires, argued at Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on Thursday that Google and Facebook have “more power than any company in human history.” At Breitbart News’ live town hall event, “Masters of the Universe: Big Tech
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Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology warned the audience at the Breitbart News “Masters of the Universe” town hall event to the extent to which major technology companies such as Google are surveilling their users. Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the Institute, explained that Google is now “monitoring
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Facebook is displaying a link to Wikipedia’s smear-job description of Breitbart News next to all Breitbart articles shared on the site. The linked Wikipedia article describes Breitbart as a “far-right site” that publishes “falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and intentionally misleading stories.” The social network, which has been under pressure from Democrats and the mainstream media since
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Gage Skidmore/Flickr; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty; Fox News; Ora TV by Allum Bokhari3 Apr 20180 3 Apr, 20183 Apr, 2018 A left-wing group pushing to reinstate Obama-era “net neutrality” regulations on internet service providers (ISPs) has scheduled a “day of action” to coincide with Breitbart News’ “Masters of the Universe” town hall on big tech. In a post
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Paul Marotta/Getty Images by Allum Bokhari2 Apr 20180 2 Apr, 20182 Apr, 2018 In his recent interview with the far-left online publication Vox, Mark Zuckerberg explained Facebook’s new system of favoring “broadly trusted” news sources, via a mechanism designed to favor established outlets and crush new media. Facebook introduced its new system in January, and
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Pier Marco Tacca/Getty by Lucas Nolan31 Mar 20180 31 Mar, 201831 Mar, 2018 Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer appeared on Breitbart News Daily with Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow to discuss his #1 selling book Secret Empires and the influence of large tech companies such as Google. Peter Schweizer appeared alongside Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Breitbart
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A Facebook executive in 2016 hypothesized that the companies platform could allow terrorists to coordinate, resulting in people’s deaths. BuzzFeed News reports that Facebook Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth circulated a memo in 2016 titled “The Ugly” which outlined the negative effects that the company’s constant quest for growth and expansion may have. The memo reads:
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The Facebook scandal over selling customers’ deepest secrets for huge amounts of cash has accelerated signature-gathering efforts for a “Privacy Act” initiative on California’s ballot. The six-day-old Facebook scandal regarding Cambridge Analytica caused a panic in tech stocks Tuesday after whistleblower Christopher Wylie told the British Parliament that Facebook and others can listen to users
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Justin Sullivan/Getty by Allum Bokhari26 Mar 20180 26 Mar, 201826 Mar, 2018 Mark Zuckerberg says he feels “uncomfortable” acting as the world’s censor, although he also claims that it is currently “his job” to do so — and mainstream journalists agree. “I feel fundamentally uncomfortable sitting here in California at an office, making content policy
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AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh by Lucas Nolan26 Mar 20180 26 Mar, 201826 Mar, 2018 The FTC has announced that they have opened a federal investigation into Facebook following the company’s latest user data scandal, citing “substantial concerns” about Facebook’s treatment of users’ private data. Axios reports that Facebook is under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission
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Newly released video footage shows the moment that a self-driving Uber vehicle, operated by a convicted felon, hit and killed a pedestrian. The video has been called “damning for Uber” by a professor who researches robot-perception systems. The Wall Street Journal reports that a recently released video shows the moment that a self-driving Uber vehicle hit and
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