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Facebook Oversight Board Delays Ruling on Donald Trump

People anticipating the ruling from Facebook's independent content oversight board on its most high-profile case by far--whether or not to allow former President Donald Trump to return to Facebook and Instagram--will have to keep anticipating for a bit longer. The oversight board said in a tweet last week that its decision will be revealed in...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Advertising, Donald Trump, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Oversight Board Delays Ruling


Apple will welcome Parler, the Twitter alternative favored by conservatives, back on its app store

Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Apple will allow Parler back on its app store after the app changed its moderation policies. It was banned from app stores due to faulty content reviewing processes after the Capitol siege. Parler is favored among the right and is billed as a Twitter alternative committed to free speech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Ap...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Utah, Politics, News, Congress, Colorado, US, Trends, Social Media, Washington Dc, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump


GOP donors and lawmakers reportedly discussed how to tackle big tech during an RNC event at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

The event took place at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Getty Key GOP players discussed the future of big tech and social media at the RNC donors' summit, CNBC reported. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told the publication he spoke to attendees about bias in social media. Republicans and social media sites are at loggerheads over blockings and content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Key Republican figures spent some of the weekend mulling plans ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Politics, Senate, America, Trends, Social Media, Gop, Wisconsin, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Republican, Usa Today, Donald Trump


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's social-media site Frank is now set to launch on April 20

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Frank, the social-media site developed by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, is set to launch next week. The site, which has the tagline "the voice of free speech," is currently a static webpage. Lindell said that he'd use the site to share evidence of his thoroughly-debunked voter-fraud theory. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has said that his social-media site Frank is launching on April 20 afte...
Tags: Politics, News, Youtube, America, Trends, Social Media, Retail, Trump, Frank, Lindell, Eric Metaxas, Tech Insider, Mike Lindell, Metaxas, MyPillow, Constitutional Republic


Making sense of conspiracy theorists as the world gets more bizarre

It is 20 years since Jon Ronson wrote Them, his eye-popping investigation into conspiracy theorists. Now, in a world awash with tales of paedophile elites and puppet masters, is he any closer to understanding it all?In 1999 I sat in a Vancouver café with a group of anti-capitalist activists. They’d just returned from protesting the WTO in Seattle to find a new, far stranger foe in town – David Icke. He was there to lecture about how the ruling elite are actually child-sacrificing, blood-drinking...
Tags: Books, Politics, Media, Social Media, Society, Culture, US politics, WTO, Vancouver, Seattle, Jon Ronson, David Icke, Icke


Trump's plan to start his own social media platform is doomed to failure, say experts

Business Insider Donald Trump's new social media network is likely to struggle. Getty Trump's plan to start a new social media network is highly unlikely to succeed, experts have told Insider. The former president is reportedly planning a new platform to recover the audience he lost after being kicked off Twitter. But Trump will struggle, experts believe, with any new platform likely to struggle financially. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump&#...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, White House, Trends, Social Media, Analysis, Gop, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Peter, Twitter Facebook Instagram, Harvard Business School, Jason Miller


Twitter Launches Pro-Democracy Emoji for 'Milk Tea Alliance' in Asia

Twitter launched a new emoji early Thursday that will appear anytime a user tweets the hashtag #MilkTeaAlliance. The so-called Milk Tea Alliance refers to the pro-democracy movement in Asia that has been organized, at least in part, through actions online.Read more...
Tags: Drinks, Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Politics, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Myanmar, Emoji, Internet Culture, Pro, Milk Tea, Milk Tea Alliance, War Conflict


Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Nara, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tech Insider


The UK Creates Big Tech Antitrust Watchdog

The U.K. launched a new regulatory body with the goal of promoting competition among technology companies on Tuesday. According to a statement from the U.K. government, the new agency, dubbed the Digital Markets Unit, will "help make sure tech giants such as Facebook and Google cannot exploit their market dominance to crowd out competition and...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, UK, Media, Advertising, U K, Digital Markets Unit


Are Traditional Collectible Cards Still Good Investments?

When I was a kid in the 1980s the cultural and political zeitgeist of the era demanded that Americans became consumers and collectors. Every American kid, especially me, was bombarded with TV commercials for toys, action figures, board games, electronic games, and more. I am amazed at how much I would nag my mother for […] The post Are Traditional Collectible Cards Still Good Investments? appeared first on Personal Finance Advice.
Tags: Personal Finance, Politics, Entertainment, Marketing, Investing, Investment, Making Money, Collecting, Collectible Cards


Google Wins in Supreme Court Case against Oracle

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google on Monday, finding that the Silicon Valley giant did not violate U.S. copyright law when it used a chunk of Oracle's software code--Java SE's application programming interface (API)--in developing its Android mobile operating system. Top line In a 6-2 decision, the Court held that Google's software development...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, Supreme Court, Web Design, Court, Advertising, Silicon Valley, Platforms, Briefly, Software/Technology, Google Wins in Supreme Court Case


Supreme Court Throws Out Decision Saying Trump Can’t Block His Twitter Critics

The Supreme Court has finally resolved a major First Amendment case, nullifying a Second Circuit decision from 2019 that said Trump could not block his critics from his Twitter feed. Although Twitter is a private company, lower courts had ruled that Trump's Twitter feed, @realDonaldTrump, constituted a public forum and the government could not deny...
Tags: Politics, General, Media, Supreme Court, Advertising, Platforms, Trump, Second Circuit, Supreme Court Throws Out Decision Saying Trump


Amazon says it supports expanding voting rights but it gave $500,000 to lawmakers who oppose those efforts

Amazon funds candidates who support policies that have made it harder for Americans - particularly African Americans - to vote. Jon Cherry/Getty Images; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon said in a statement Tuesday that it supports efforts to "protect and expand" voting rights. But the company spent more than $500,000 last election cycle funding politicians who oppose those efforts. It also gave money to the Texas GOP, which has been passing restrictive voting laws for years. See more ...
Tags: Amazon, Home Depot, Politics, Texas, Congress, California, Virginia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Georgia, Pr, Gop, House, Cigna, Tim Cook


Facebook reportedly removed a video interview with Donald Trump for violating its ban on the former president

Then-US President Donald Trump on September 23, 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Facebook has removed a video featuring an interview with Trump that his daughter-in-law posted. Lara Trump said Facebook wrote in an email that the video violates its current ban on Trump. Facebook banned Trump on January 7 after the insurrection at the US Capitol. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook has removed a video that featured an interview with former President Donald Trump b...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Facebook Page, Trump Twitter, Eric Trump


Donald, Melania Trump launch a new website

By Ramishah Maruf | CNN Donald Trump is back online. The former president and first lady, Melania Trump, have launched a website to serve their personal offices. The website, 45office.com, comes after Trump’s ban from social media sites in the aftermath of the January Capitol insurrection. The site features a lengthy biography for the former president that starts, “Donald J. Trump launched the most extraordinary political movement in history, dethroning political dynasties, defeating the Washing...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, News, Washington, White House, China, Sport, Social-media, Soccer, United States, Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Miller


Facebook Freezes the Account of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicol?s Maduro joined former U.S. President Donald Trump in a very exclusive club: the club of world leaders who have been suspended by Facebook. Maduro's account was frozen over the weekend for spreading misinformation about Covid-19 by repeatedly claiming that Venezuelan-made mostly herbal liquid Carvativir can cure the virus. The last post on...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Advertising, Donald Trump, Nicolás Maduro, Social Pro Daily, Nicol?s Maduro, Facebook Maduro


Johnson urges caution as England takes first big step out of lockdown

Outdoor group socialising allowed from Monday but ad campaign stresses Covid risks of indoor meetingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson will stress the need for people to be cautious on Monday as England takes its first significant step towards easing lockdown restrictions for adults.People will now be able to meet up legally outdoors in groups of six, or in two households, including in private gardens, and organised outdoor sport can resume. Continue readin...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Advertising, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus


Neo-Nazi groups are using Instagram to recruit young teenagers, experts warn. Memes are being used to entice them.

Memes are being used to draw in teenagers to neo-Nazi groups, experts told Insider. Getty Images Instagram is a fertile ground for extremist propaganda, experts told Insider. Neo-Nazi groups are using the social media platform to recruit teenagers, the experts said. Parents are now being advised to spot far-right messaging to protect their kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. "My kids have had a pretty progressive upbringing," Joanna Schroeder told Insider. "So it was pre...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, UK, Texas, Technology, Instagram, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Social Media, Memes, News UK, Internet Safety, Nazi, Doge


Washington’s War on Misinformation Resumes

The attack on the U.S. Capitol is still fresh in the minds of all Americans--but even more so for members of Congress and their staffers, many of whom were on site as pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed their workplace on Jan. 6. The attack was based on a lie--sometimes referred to as the "Big Lie"--that the election...
Tags: Media, Platforms, Politics, Technology


Mark Zuckerberg said content moderation requires 'nuances' that consider the intent behind a post, but also highlighted Facebook's reliance on AI to do that job

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said the "nuances" of content matters when moderating posts. The CEO also said Facebook relies on automation - more than 95% of hate speech is taken down by AI. Zuckerberg was joined by the CEOs of Twitter and Google in a misinformation hearing on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the nuances of counter-speech are what makes it difficult to moderate content onlin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Politics, News, California, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Democratic, Facebook Google, Facebook CEO


'You're not bystanders': Lawmaker spars with Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai as the CEOs evade questions about how Facebook and Google profit off misinformation

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube Rep. Frank Pallone pressed Google and Facebook's CEOs on how algorithms aid misinformation. The heated exchange occurred during Thursday's congressional hearing about misinformation. Pallone said the companies are "not bystanders" and that their decisions have "real-world consequences." See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic congressman Frank Pallone from New Jersey sparred with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, New Jersey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Trump, Misinformation


A GOP congresswoman said Facebook, Google, and Twitter's platforms 'are my biggest fear as a parent'

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube A GOP congresswoman said Google's YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are her "biggest fears as a parent." The comment was made during a congressional hearing about online misinformation. The CEOs of these companies are testifying to defend their companies See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington said Facebook, Twitter, and Google's platforms are "my biggest fear as a parent."The...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Gop, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump


Trump is planning to launch his own social-media platform in the next few months, aide Jason Miller says

Photo showing the suspended Twitter account of Donald Trump on a smartphone outside the White House on January 8, 2021. Joshua Roberts/Reuters Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to launch his own social media platform in the coming months. Longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller said the former president would return to "completely redefine the game," during a Fox News appearance Sunday. Trump was booted off most social-media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, follow...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Trends, Social Media, Fox News, Donald Trump, Buzz, Miller, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Joshua Roberts, Fox News Media Buzz


AT&T and Cigna are funding Republican groups led by election objectors they had promised to stop supporting

Erin Schaff/Getty Images AT&T and Cigna gave money to groups run by the GOP election objectors they pledged to stop supporting, Popular Information reported. Some companies paused certain PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence. Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given - and if they've paused or resumed contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. AT&T and Cigna both gave money last month to groups o...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, News, Enterprise, Media, Entertainment, Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, Advertising, US, Trends


AT&T, Cigna abandon promises to stop financing Republicans who voted to overturn the election

Erin Schaff/Getty Images AT&T and Cigna have resumed funding GOP election objectors, Popular Information reported Friday. Some companies paused PAC contributions after GOP efforts to overturn Biden's victory led to violence. Here's how much each S&P 500 corporate PAC had given - and if they've paused or resumed contributions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. AT&T and Cigna both gave money last month to groups overseen by Republican lawmakers who sought t...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Florida, Real Estate, Politics, News, Enterprise, Media, Entertainment, Congress, Finance, Senate, White House, Advertising, US, Trends


Twitter Seeks Users’ Input on How to Handle Content From World Leaders

Twitter kicked off a public survey Friday aimed at learning how its users believe it should craft its approach to treatment of world leaders. The social network said the questionnaire will be available in the coming days in 14 languages--Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu--and it...
Tags: Politics, Advertising, Urdu, Social Pro Daily


Marjorie Taylor Greene Temporarily Suspended by Twitter as Congress Considers Expulsion

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, commonly known as the QAnon Congresswoman, was temporarily suspended from Twitter on Friday. The social media crackdown coincided with the introduction of a resolution to expel the congresswoman from Georgia from the House, but Twitter claims its enforcement was an error. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Articles, Social Media, Georgia, Software, Social Issues, House, Gizmodo, Jack, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Jimmy Gomez, Marjorie Taylor


Antitrust Suit Takes New Aim at Google’s Cookieless Future

Google's cookieless future could expand the company's chokehold on the advertising market, 15 state attorneys general claimed in an updated antitrust lawsuit Tuesday. "Google's new scheme is, in essence, to wall off the entire portion of the internet that consumers access through Google's Chrome browser," the amended complaint reads. Top line The lawsuit, spearheaded by...
Tags: Google, Politics, Media, Advertising, Ad Tech, Platforms, Briefly


Bellingcat is transforming investigative journalism with open-sourced information

Bellingcat has used open sources, such as satellite maps and social media posts, to unmask Russian spies and solve mysterious plane crashes.The independent news collective blends the investigative methods of citizen journalism with the guidelines of a traditional news outlet.It hopes to make open-source investigative techniques mainstream, setting an example in our era of vast data and "counterfactual communities." On July 17, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) was shot down over eastern ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Media, Nbc, Internet, Russia, Social Media, Journalism, Society, Ukraine, Web, Malaysia, New York Times, Netherlands, Innovation


Facebook Keeps Pressing for Updated Comprehensive Internet Regulations in the US

"A (Too) Short History," the latest spot in Facebook's "It's Time" public affairs campaign, is a study in contrasts, serving up a blitz of images depicting how the internet has changed in the past 25 years, while bemoaning the fact that internet regulations in the U.S. have not been updated once during that time period....
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Advertising, US, Social Pro Daily



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