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Facebook warns of ‘headwinds’ to its ad business from regulators and Apple

Facebook posted its second quarter earnings Wednesday, beating expectations with $29 billion in revenue. The world’s biggest social media company was expected to report $27.8 billion in revenue for the quarter, a 50 percent increase from the same period in 2020. Facebook reported earnings per share of $3.61, which also bested expectations. The company’s revenue was $18.6 billion in the same quarter of last year. In the first financial period to really reflect a return to quasi-economic normalcy ...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Congress, White House, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Software, United States, Computing, Earnings, Biden


25% of people who rely on Facebook for news say they won't get a COVID-19 shot - slightly more than Fox News viewers, a survey suggests

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images The Washington Post surveyed people's news sources and vaccine hesitancy. A quarter of people relying on Facebook for their news said they wouldn't get a COVID-19 shot. This was slightly higher than the group who said they got their news from Fox. See more stories on Insider's business page. People who rely on Facebook for their news are slightly more likely to reject the COVID-19 vaccine than people wh...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, Vaccines, Biden, District Of Columbia, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham


Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics days after telling Floridians to get vaccinated

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Florida governor met with anti-maskers and vaccine skeptics on Monday, The Daily Beast reported. It came days after he urged Floridians to get vaccinated. Florida is currently being ravaged by the Delta coronavirus variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis quietly met with vaccine skeptics and anti-maskers just days after urging residents in his state to get vacci...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Politics, California, White House, Trends, News UK, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, The Daily Beast, Don, Capitol, McDonald, Tallahassee, Fauci, Ron DeSantis, Daily Beast


Big tech tries to derail EU AI policy with ‘warnings’ from US think tank

EU policymakers recently proposed a sweeping set of regulations called the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA). If made law, the AIA would offer European citizens the strictest, most comprehensive protections against predatory AI systems on the planet. And big tech is terrified. Up front: The Center for Data Innovation published a report on Sunday titled “How Much Will the AIA Cost Europe?” According to the organization’s research: The AIA will cost the European economy €31 billion over the next f...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Europe, Politics, Microsoft, US, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, AIA, Center for Data Innovation, Neural, Next Featured


GOP Rep. Clay Higgins said he caught COVID-19 for the second time, claiming it is a Chinese 'biological attack weaponized virus'

Rep. Clay Higgins. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Rep. Clay Higgins said Sunday he and his wife had contracted COVID-19 for the second time. He also called it a Chinese "biological attack weaponized virus." It is not known when Higgins tested positive or whether he has been vaccinated. See more stories on Insider's business page. GOP Rep. Clay Higgins said Sunday that he and his wife had contracted COVID-19 for the second time, but called it a a Chinese "biological attack weaponized virus."...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, News UK, Chinese communist party, Louisiana, Wuhan, Ccp, Higgins, Becca, Clay Higgins


Arkansas GOP governor who is holding town halls to urge vaccinations said people he meets have called the shot a 'bioweapon' and talked about 'mind control'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, in Washington on June 22, 2021. Facing growing resistance to vaccinations, the governors of Arkansas and Ohio are among several governors asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grant full approval to coronavirus vaccines in the hope that it will persuade more people to get the shot. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is combatting misinformation and "myt...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Mississippi, Cdc, Washington, Alabama, Trends, Cnn, Arkansas, Delta, John F Kennedy, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Vaccine, Hutchinson, Don


Trump’s lawsuit brings needed scrutiny to Big Tech

Last month, Facebook’s “oversight board” announced that the company would bar former president Donald Trump from the social media network’s platforms for two years, which by total coincidence is exactly one congressional election cycle. At that point, the board said, it will consider whether the nation has the same levels of “violence, restrictions on peaceful assembly, and other markers of civil unrest.” The board’s evaluation of American society’s stability will determine whether the 45th pres...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, California, Opinion, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Donald Trump, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Apple Google, House Judiciary Committee


‘Don’t You Work With Old People?’: Many Elder-Care Workers Still Refuse COVID Vaccine

This post first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. They are two sisters in two states. Both are dedicated health care professionals who watched in horror as COVID-19 swept through the nation’s nursing homes, killing a staggering number of residents and staff alike. One sister is now vaccinated. The other is not. “Dude. Get vaccinated!” Heidi Lucas t...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Colorado, Cdc, White House, America, Joe Biden, Cms, Chicago, Wyoming, Missouri, Associated Press, Nazi, Louisiana, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


A man in Texas told someone he matched with on Bumble that he attended the US Capitol riot where the FBI says he attacked police with a metal whip. They turned him in.

Taake is accused of attacking police with a metal whip. FBI A man in Texas was charged this week with breaching the US Capitol. The criminal complaint says someone who matched with him on the Bumble dating app turned him in. He is at least the second accused rioter to be arrested due in part to online dating. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man in Texas has been arrested after he boasted to a match on an online dating app about attending the January 6 insurrection from "...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington, US, Dnc, Trends, Fbi, US Senate, Online Dating, Bumble, Donald Trump


Facebook says some misinformation and racism will 'inevitably' always exist on its platforms

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. Reuters/Erin Scott Facebook's CEO said moderating content is like fighting crime. Instagram's leader similarly said that some racism will "inevitably" exist online. Their comments show that Facebook may never fully weed out harmful content on its platforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two Facebook executives on Thursday addr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, Internet, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Selena Gomez, Biden, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, House Financial Services Committee


2 Democrat Senators want to make Big Tech companies liable when their algorithms promote health misinformation

Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Samuel Corum/Pool/AFP Two Democratic senators introduced a bill called The Health Misinformation Act on Thursday. It would make social-media firms liable when algorithms promote misinformation during health emergencies. The Biden administration has argued with Facebook over its role in vaccine hesitancy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Ben Ray Luján introduced a on Thursday that, if passed into law, would make social media ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Congress, Senate, US, America, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Misinformation, Kevin Martin


Alabama governor Kay Ivey says it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks'

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With one of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, Alabama's governor called for more vaccinations. Republican Gov. Kay Ivey said blame belongs with her state's unvaccinated population. "It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who for much of the pandemic resisted public health measures, cr...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Alabama, Trends, New York Times, David Begnaud, Kay Ivey, Alabama Gov Kay Ivey, US Alabama, Jake Lahut, Kay Ivey Michael Wade Icon Sportswire, Alabama Dr Brytney Cobia


Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, says it's 'time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks'

Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama. Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images With her state having one of the lowest vaccination rates, Alabama's governor is speaking out. Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, said blame belonged with her state's unvaccinated population. "It's time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks," she said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama, who for much of the coronavirus pandemic resisted public-health...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Alabama, Trends, New York Times, David Begnaud, Kay Ivey, Jake Lahut, Michael Wade Icon Sportswire, Brytney Cobia


Two of the GOP's most prominent big tech critics previously sought work with Google: 'I dodged a bullet.'

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Two of the GOP's fiercest Big Tech critics sought to work with Google in 2019, Politico reports. Mike Davis and Garrett Ventry reportedly offered to mend the firm's relationship with conservatives. Google has faced allegations of anti-conservative bias from a number of GOP lawmakers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two of the GOP's most vocal big tech critics ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York Post, Technology, White House, Politico, Trends, Bloomberg, Gop, Davis, Mountain View, Department Of Justice, Republican Party, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Mike Davis


10 Things in Politics: Trump election probe is in trouble

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trouble is brewing for a Georgia county's investigation into TrumpDemocrats are outraged over new details about FBI's investigation into Brett KavanaughThe US Olympic fencing team is in an uproar over the handling of sexual-assault claimsWhat we're watching today: The Olympics officially kick off wit...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington Post, Cdc, White House, China, Virginia, Disney, Nbc News, US, NFL, Trends, Atlanta


COVID: Three states are seeing about 40% of the country’s new cases

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) — While Covid-19 cases in the United States have been rising in almost every state over the past week, a handful have been driving the bulk of the nationwide surge. White House coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients told reporters Thursday the country has “fundamentally changed the course of this pandemic” and the threat of serious disease and death now is to the unvaccinated. He said counties with the highest case rates have significantly lower vaccination...
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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, evangelizes about bitcoin, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey onstage at a bitcoin convention on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine and regular ice baths. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and his payment company Square. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumors about sending his beard hair to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House


Trump defended sending supporters to the Capitol on January 6, saying he wanted them to go up to it but not inside

Donald Trump on screen as he gave a speech before the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. Samuel Corum/Getty Images Donald Trump said that he wanted supporters to "not go in" the Capitol on January 6. Supporters attacked officers and breached the Capitol after Trump gave an incendiary speech. Trump and his allies have tried to whitewash the events of January 6. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump defended whipping up his supporters ahead of the Ja...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Instagram blocked the #VaccinesKill hashtag two years ago. Facebook only just now got around to doing it

Last week, even as it came under fire from the White House over its role in spreading anti-vaccine misinformation, Facebook hadn't taken the simple step of blocking the #VaccinesKill hashtag on its platform.
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Instagram blocked the #VaccinesKill hashtag 2 years ago. Facebook only just now got around to doing it

Last week, even as it came under fire from the White House over its role in spreading anti-vaccine misinformation, Facebook hadn't taken the simple step of blocking the #VaccinesKill hashtag on its platform.
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Biden tapped a prominent Google foe to head up the Justice Department's antitrust division

Biden's team of tech critics in government has swelled with the appointment of Kanter. Getty Images President Joe Biden has tapped a Google critic to head up the DOJ's antitrust division. Progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter has reportedly represented Microsoft and Yelp in cases against Google. Google is facing a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny throughout the US and abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is set to nominate a prominent criti...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Federal Trade Commission


Biden tapped a prominent Google foe head up the Justice Department's antitrust division

Biden's team of tech critics in government has swelled with the appointment of Kanter. Getty Images President Joe Biden has tapped a Google critic to head up the DOJ's antitrust division. Progressive favorite Jonathan Kanter has reportedly represented Microsoft and Yelp in cases against Google. Google is facing a tidal wave of regulatory scrutiny throughout the US and abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden is set to nominate a prominent criti...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Microsoft, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Antitrust, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Federal Trade Commission


‘A systemic failure’: vaccine misinformation remains rampant on Facebook, experts say

Misinformation ‘superspreader’ accounts found still active even as vaccination rates flag and cases rise in USFacebook is under fire once again over the proliferation of vaccine misinformation on its platform, after Joe Biden said tech giants such as Facebook are “killing people” for failing to tackle the problem.The White House has also zeroed in on the “disinformation dozen”: accounts that have been shown to be responsible for the bulk of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. ...
Tags: Facebook, Social Networking, White House, Joe Biden, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, USFacebook


The Biden White House confronted Fox News about its hosts' bid to erode trust in the COVID-19 vaccine

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House May 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images The White House has held discussions with Fox News about its COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Fox News hosts have for months encouraged viewers to question the safety and effectiveness of vaccines. Studies have found a partisan divide in willingness to get the shot. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Washington, Senate, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Vaccine, Dc, Biden, Fox News Channel, Anthony Fauci


One way to stop the dangerous spread of vaccine myths

After the White House said it was reviewing Section 230 and President Joe Biden took back his words about Facebook "killing people," Kara Alaimo writes that Section 230 does need to be updated in a very narrow, very specific way: to address the spread of misinformation or other content that threatens people's lives, as vaccine misinformation does.
Tags: Facebook, White House, Joe Biden, Cnn, Kara Alaimo


Biden Assembles the Final Member of His Big Tech Nightmare Squad

President Joe Biden has selected attorney and frequent critic of Google parent company Alphabet to lead the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the White House announced Tuesday. If approved, Kanter would join the Biden administration’s robust legal team that’s poised to combat Silicon Valley’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, White House, Joe Biden, United States, Silicon Valley, Biden, Alphabet, Tim Wu, Weiss, Kanter, Big Tech, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Garrison LLP, Competition Law


Chair of Trump’s 2017 inaugural fund arrested on foreign agent charges – live

Tom Barrack charged with acting as unregistered agent for UAEFauci clashes with Rand Paul over ‘gain of function research’Pelosi staffer and White House official test positive for Covid 8.30pm BST Florida congressman Charlie Crist and South Carolina congresswoman Nancy Mace have joined the #FreeBritney movement and introduced bipartisan legislation to protect the rights of those under conservatorship arrangements.Britney Spears shocked the world last month when she delivered impassioned test...
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Ted Cruz: 'Blatantly illegal' for White House to work with Facebook on misinformation

The White House faces harsh criticism after revealing its working with social media platforms to flag posts that spread...
Tags: Facebook, White House, Ted Cruz


The messy history of #DeleteFacebook: Why the trend is one thing the left and right are agreeing on

Chip Somodevilla, Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency, Drew Angerer all via Getty Images Users from the left and right have joined the #DeleteFacebook trend, for different reasons. In May, people used the hashtag to protest the suspension of Trump's Facebook accounts. The trend picked back up after Biden said Facebook is "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Social media users from both sides of the political spectrum have joined...
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