The United Kingdom is acting very quickly to regulate social media platforms in the wake of recent white-nationalist terror attacks. The United States, on the other hand, is acting as it normally does: holding a deeply unsatisfying Congressional hearing, and letting that stand as a substitute for action. The subject of today’s hearing of the House Judiciary Committee was … [Read more...] about This week’s hearings on big tech are going nowhere fast
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The Facebook-Google duopoly has a stranglehold over internet advertising. While the search engine dominates the pairing, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation is no slouch – last year, more than a fifth (21.8 per cent) of all US digital ad spending went to the social media network, equivalent to $28.2bn (£21.7bn). But the company is in hot water, and its grip on the ad … [Read more...] about Facebook, social media and ads – when will marketers abandon the network?
For the ongoing series, Code Word, we’re exploring if — and how — technology can protect individuals against sexual assault and harassment, and how it can help and support survivors. This article explores the responsibility developers have in activism and issues of social justice. We zoom in on “Uncover Harassers” — a tool that highlights … [Read more...] about Tech has an obligation to help social justice movements, according to this dev
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 12, 2018 / 10:28 PM GMT / Source: CNBC.com By Lauren Feiner, CNBC At one of the saddest times of her life, Gillian Brockell kept seeing ads on social media that provided painful reminders of her loss. In an open letter posted … [Read more...] about Facebook exec apologizes after woman posts scathing letter over targeted ads
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByKevin Roose Oct. 27, 2018 Until 2016, Cesar Altieri Sayoc Jr.’s life on social media looked unremarkable. On his Facebook page, he posted photos of decadent meals, gym workouts, … [Read more...] about Cesar Sayoc’s Path on Social Media: From Food Photos to Partisan Fury