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A group of nearly 50 nonprofits has launched a campaign to 'effectively end Facebook's current business model' in the wake of whistleblower testimony

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan A group of almost 50 nonprofits is trying to "stop Facebook" in the wake of multiple company crises. It wants a data privacy law "strong enough to effectively end Facebook's current business model." The effort was spurred by testimony from Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen last week. Dozens of human rights organizations have started a campaign calling for action against Facebook following a week of turmoil for the tech giant. The coalition of nearly 50 nonpr...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Facebook Instagram, PEN America, Mark Lennihan, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Haugen, Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen


Spot on or unfair? Facebook employees split on whistleblower Frances Haugen’s critique

Inside the notoriously insular company, employees’ perceptions of Haugen appear to be dividedWhen former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen testified before the Senate last Tuesday, she painted an unsightly picture of the social networking company.As a member of the company’s civic misinformation team for almost two years until her departure in May, Haugen shared insights the company had previously hidden – from Facebook’s willingness to propagate hateful content on its platforms to keep us...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Networking, Senate, US news, Haugen, Frances Haugen


Facebooks bad few weeks could leave it facing 2 threats even bigger than new laws, analyst says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Facebook's brutal few weeks could lead to class action lawsuits and state attorneys general-led probes. Analyst Blair Levin of New Street Research said that is a greater threat than potential regulation. Litigation could force Facebook to share documents, which could include "problematic evidence." Facebook has had a brutal few weeks, and lawmakers now have increasingly more fodder to finally reign in Big Tech.But the social...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Social Media, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Zuckerberg, Tech Companies, Levin


Facebook exec Nick Clegg said he couldn't give a 'yes or no answer' on whether its algorithms boosted insurrection sentiments ahead of Jan. 6 riot

20 January 2020, Bavaria, Munich: Nick Clegg, Head of Policy at Facebook, speaks on stage during the DLD (Digital Life Design) innovation conference. Clegg has defended the decision to stick to advertising with political content, unlike Twitter and Google. Lino Mirgeler A Facebook executive told CNN he couldn't give "a yes or no answer" when asked whether its algorithms amplified pro-insurrection voices leading up to January 6. A Facebook whistleblower testified before Congress last we...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Cnn, Nick Clegg, Capitol, Congressional, Adam Schiff, Dana Bash, Clegg, Tech Insider, Bavaria Munich, Haugen


Facebook exec Nick Clegg called Big Tobacco comparisons 'extremely misleading' but said the company needs to be 'held to account' after whistleblower testimony

Facebook executive Nick Clegg defended Facebook amid mounting scrutiny during an appearance on ABC News' "This Week.". ABC News/This Week Facebook executive Nick Clegg on Sunday defended the company against comparisons to Big Tobacco. The social-media giant has been under intense scrutiny after a former employee publicly criticized the company. While he defended the company, Clegg admitted Facebook needed to be "held to account." Nick Clegg, who works as the vice president for global...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Nick Clegg, Cbs, Silicon Valley, Richard Blumenthal, Yahoo News, Clegg, Big Tobacco, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Ad agencies are becoming increasingly emboldened to slam Facebook

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Happy Q4 to you and yours. Wishing you good tidings, and may you deplete your annual marketing budget freely and avoid any major platform outages.Before you fire up the DSP, let's get you up to speed with this week's biggest advertising news:T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Senate, Advertising, Disney, US, Trends, Diageo, Fox, New York Times, Piers Morgan, Clint Eastwood, Nbcuniversal


Social media was once a neutral battleground. Now, both Republicans and Democrats have demonized them to drive political agendas.

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others have become targets on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers using them to push their agendas. Google; Twitter; Instagram; Facebook; Samantha Lee/Insider Lawmakers have weaponized tech firms and their content moderation decisions to drive agendas. It's the culmination of a slew of factors, like the post-2016 techlash and the Trump administration. Experts say tech animosity has become "a core Republican tenet," and progressives want more rules. See more stor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Instagram, Obama, Republicans, Congress, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Trends


How both Republicans and Democrats came to hate big tech

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others have become targets on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers using them to push their agendas. Google; Twitter; Instagram; Facebook; Samantha Lee/Insider Lawmakers have weaponized tech firms and their content moderation decisions to drive agendas. It's the culmination of a slew of factors, like the post-2016 techlash and the Trump administration. Experts say tech animosity has become "a core Republican tenet," and progressives want more rules. See more stor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill


Facebook is reportedly holding off on new product launches that could hurt its reputation after a brutal few weeks

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook is holding off on some product launches to conduct "reputational reviews" first. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company wants to examine if products could invite new criticism. The report comes after a whistleblower testified over claims against the company this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is holding off on new product launches so it can surv...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, New York City, Trends, Social Media, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Tech Companies, Tech Insider, Haugen, Facebook Files, Andy Stone


10 things in tech you need to know today

Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Facebook's whistleblower testified that "the buck stops with Mark." Frances Haugen told a Senate committee that there's no one currently holding Zuckerberg accountable - but that a federal oversight board could keep Facebook in check.But Ha...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Africa, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Musk, Zuckerberg, Forbes, Richard Blumenthal


Four takeaways from Facebook whistleblower's complaints

Facebook's week is off to a tumultuous start. On Monday, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram went down for about six hours. On Tuesday, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower, testified before a Senate subcommittee, following the release of thousands of pages of internal research and documents.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Cnn, Frances Haugen


Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators ‘We Must Act Now’

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Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, Congress, Cbs News, Senate, SEC, Capitol Hill, Bay Area, KPIX, San Jose State University, Senate Commerce, Rob Enderle, Enderle


Outside the Garden

After a visit to the Medici Fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens I made a visit to the nearby Red Wheelbarrow bookstore. I try not to buy books as I am busy trying to pare down my book collection but, what the heck, I bought two. I will give them to friends when I’m finished. Nearby is the charming 13, owned by a Southern American. I was going to sit inside but it was too noisy and hot so I sat outside under an umbrella and enjoyed the very nice day. My very good salad-spinach, grilled...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Senate, Paris, Salad, Pan, Luxembourg Gardens, Restaurant 13


The most important moments from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony: 'The buck stops with Mark'

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She testified that Facebook prioritized profits over stopping ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Trends, Social Media, Capitol Hill, MSI, Wall Street Journal, Tech Companies, Mark, Richard Blumenthal


Senator says Facebook will 'haunt a generation' and blasts Mark Zuckerberg for going sailing during whistleblower hearing

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images; Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday. Blumenthal said Facebook's inaction on Instagram's effect on teens will "haunt a generation." "Zuckerberg's new policy is no apologies, no admissions, no acknowledgement," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. In...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Connecticut, Silicon Valley, Securities And Exchange Commission, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, San Francisco Chronicle, Duke Ellington


The most important moments from the Facebook whistleblower's testimony

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen arrives to testify before a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, in Washington. Drew Angerer/Pool via AP Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen will testify before Congress Tuesday. The hearing comes after she leaked internal documents showing the company's controversial practices. She's expected to testify that Facebook prioritized pro...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Instagram, Congress, Senate, Massachusetts, Trends, Social Media, Capitol Hill, MSI, Wall Street Journal, Tech Companies, Mark, Capitol


Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online for many users after global outage took down platforms for hours – as it happened

The company and its network of services were hit by an outage in several countries, affecting millions of peopleFull report: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outageFacebook’s executives, including Mark Zuckerberg have repeatedly told US lawmakers that they welcome government regulation. Facing scrutiny for their internal policy decisions, they have asked politicians to draw the line on harmful content. But in her prepared Senate testimony, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Senate, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Frances Haugen


Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online for many users after global outage took down platforms for hours – live

The company and its network of services were hit by an outage in several countries, affecting millions of peopleFull report: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outageFacebook’s executives, including Mark Zuckerberg have repeatedly told US lawmakers that they welcome government regulation. Facing scrutiny for their internal policy decisions, they have asked politicians to draw the line on harmful content. But in her prepared Senate testimony, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Senate, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Frances Haugen


How tech platforms were dragged into America's polarized political tug-of-war

Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others have become targets on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers using them to push their agendas. Google; Twitter; Instagram; Facebook; Samantha Lee/Insider Lawmakers have weaponized tech firms and their content moderation decisions to drive agendas. It's the culmination of a slew of factors, like the post-2016 techlash and the Trump administration. Experts say tech animosity has become "a core Republican tenet," and progressives want more rules. See more stor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Tech, Ted Cruz


Progressives Form The Firewall For Biden’s Agenda

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things Let’s Get Down To Business After hours of negotiations with progressive and centrist Democrats on Thursday that dragged on late into the night, House Democratic leadership ultimately decided to pull the plug on the planned vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill (which was always an arbitrary deadline). House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters there’ll be a vote on BIF today, which … I mean don’t hold your breath. ...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Instagram, Congress, Mexico, Senate, West Virginia, Cnn, House, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Trump, Bush, Democratic


Facebook grilled at Senate hearing over Instagram's effect on teen mental health

Facebook released internal studies on Instagram's effect on teen mental health, which had been leaked by Wall Street Journal, before a senate hearing.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Facebook, Usa, News, Instagram, Senate, Usa Today, Wall Street Journal


Facebook grilled by Senate over company's impact on kids

A Facebook executive is set to be grilled by Senators on Thursday about the impact its apps have on younger users, two weeks after an explosive report indicated the company was aware that Facebook-owned Instagram could have a "toxic" effect on teen girls.
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Senate, Cnn


Top Stories this PM: Senate GOP to vote for a US default; Laundrie's family call cops on Dog the Bounty Hunter

Good afternoon. Here are the top stories so far today.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What happened today:R. Kelly is found guilty. The jury reached a verdict of guilty in the trial of R. Kelly. The R&B singer was found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking in the Brooklyn trial. More than 40 witnesses had testified about Kelly, including women and men, who described how he directed them to have sex with him and each other. Kelly could be sent to prison...
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Senate, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Brooklyn, House, Mitch McConnell, Tokyo, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, R Kelly, Simone Biles


Facebook says Instagram is not ‘toxic for teens,’ despite WSJ report

The PR push comes days ahead of a Senate hearing
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Senate, WSJ


‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ Peddle Bogus COVID

How ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ Sold Access to Bogus COVID-19 Treatments—and Left Patients in the Lurch How ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ Sold Access to Bogus COVID-19 Treatments—and Left Patients in the Lurch Mike says he was struggling with COVID-19 when he felt his breathing getting worse. He did not want to go to the Veterans Affairs hospital near his home, where he believed doctors might put him on a ventilator. And he knew they would not prescribe the treatment he really wanted: a drug ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Texas, Instagram, Mississippi, Supreme Court, California, Cdc, Stanford, Senate, White House, America, Los Angeles, Gold, Georgia, Customers


Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledge that Instagram is taking a serious toll on the mental health of teen girls. The flurry of investigative pieces makes it clear that what Facebook says in public doesn’t always reflect the company’s knowledge on known issues behind the scenes. The r...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Teens, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Social Media, Tech, Mental Health, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Blackburn, WSJ, Data Security


Move fast and break Facebook: A bull case for antitrust enforcement

Daniel Liss Contributor Share on Twitter Daniel Liss is the founder and CEO of Dispo, the digital disposable camera social network. More posts by this contributor Today’s real story: The Facebook monopoly This is the second post in a series on the Facebook monopoly. The first post explored how the U.S. Federal Trade Commission should define the Facebook monopoly. I am inspired by Cloudflare’s recent p...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Twitter, Instagram, Yahoo, Etsy, Congress, Opinion, Government, Senate, White House


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBTQ companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


Arkansas passed 2 of the most brutal laws targeting trans kids in the US. These pro-LGBT companies pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars to the lawmakers behind it.

Insider discovered many of the key financial backers of the Arkansas legislators who sponsored anti-trans laws are companies that are publicly pro-LGBT. Walmart; AT&T; McDonald's; ExxonMobil; State Farm; Samantha Lee/Insider Arkansas legislators recently passed the most restrictive laws in the nation against trans children. Insider investigated the campaign finance records of all 22 lawmakers who sponsored the legislation. Several visibly LGBT-friendly companies, or PACs representing t...
Tags: Politics, News, Instagram, Senate, Lgbt, US, Mike Malone, Trends, Legislation, ExxonMobil, Merck, Walmart, Arkansas, House, Retail, PAC


FBI raids North Hollywood home of actor seen at Capitol riot

FBI agents last week raided the North Hollywood home of an actor seen in social media videos inside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI, confirmed that agents searched the home of Siaka Massaquoi in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 10. She said no one was arrested. Why the FBI raided Massaquoi’s home was unclear Sunday — a search warrant filed in advance of the raid was under seal, and the agency declined to comment about the investigation. But...
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