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There's a wave of privacy legislation being proposed across the U.S. But many of the bills are weak offerings being pushed by Big Tech. State lawmakers tell @ToddFeathers that they are outgunned by Big Tech lobbyists: themarkup.org/privacy/2021/0…
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This is a very big escalation of the remit of the Oversight Board, to become a policy and moderation backstop. Why is it happening? One could speculate it is because the future of Facebook moderation is in fact arbitrary editorial decisions for high profile cases
From today, users can appeal content to the Oversight Board which they want removed from Facebook and Instagram. The Board will use its independent judgment to make binding decisions on what to leave up and what to take down. oversightboard.com/news/2678…
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Let's check on Joe "definitely not full of shit" Biden
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Has anyone had a public records request successfully fulfilled by @NYCMayor in the last year?
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Replying to @RMac18 @LeonYin
The investigations will continue until they bring back Google Reader.
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Don’t miss Meta with The Markup TODAY at 3 p.m. ET on Twitch. Host @iamxavier will be joined by @leonyin and @asankin to go in-depth into this week’s investigation into Google Ads’ secret blocklist. Get the inside scoop and join us at 3 p.m. ET. Twitch.tv/teammarkup
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🧵: Yesterday we revealed how YouTube enabled advertisers to build ad campaigns around hate terms. Today we reveal how YouTube blocked advertisers from building ad campaigns around social justice terms such as “Black Lives Matter.” themarkup.org/google-the-gia…
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YouTube blocked advertisers from finding videos related to "Black Lives Matter," but not "White Lives Matter." themarkup.org/google-the-gia…
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Because he is the best, @LeonYin discovered a secret block list inside Google’s ad portal. I helped him investigate it and, in the words of Jay Sherman, “It stinks!” themarkup.org/google-the-gia…
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the best stories are the ones that have been in front of you the whole time! ive wondered about snoopy's popularity in japan for years. loved working on this with @adrjeffries @underunderstood. here's a pic of my favorite big charlie brown sweater, purchased in japan of course🚶🏼
Does Snoopy have a catchphrase in Japan? feat. the fantastic @MiaRSato, who also provided translation and additional reporting underunderstood.com/podcast/…
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if anyone wants to give us funding to make a documentary about snoopy in japan, my DMs are open
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How was Facebook scraped? Effectively, the attacker created an address book with every phone number on the planet and then asked Facebook if his ’friends’ are on Facebook.
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This is from the former CEO of Hipmunk, which was acquired and then killed
Excited to announce a successor to Hipmunk: Flight Penguin. Sign up here: flightpenguin.com/
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I report a lot on the end points of misinformation and the harms it can do to single people and small communities. One common thread in these stories has been the death of local news and the rise of Facebook groups. This is the story of Beaver County, PA. nbcnews.com/tech/social-medi…
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The season of polling has begun for the 2021 race! But there’s a long way to go, ranked choice voting is in the mix — and not all polls are created equal. buff.ly/2PDkxOn
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