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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


From clip art to Comic Sans: These screenshots from 25 years ago show just how much the internet has changed

Web Design Museum A report from Morgan Stanley analysts in 1996 predicted the prevalence of the internet. It said a person of intermediate web literacy was anyone who simply knew their own email address. From clip art to Comic Sans, screenshots show how different the internet looks 25 years later. See more stories on Insider's business page. Morgan Stanley tech analysts Mary Meeker and Chris DePuy knew the world was on the cusp of something big in 1996. They drafted a 323-page repor...
Tags: Microsoft, Internet, White House, Trends, Features, Aol, Morgan Stanley, Mary Meeker, McDonald, Meeker, Depuy, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, Business Visual Features, Early internet, Chris DePuy


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


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


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


Mike Lindell is offering $5 million to anyone who can disprove his allegations of voter fraud - if they show up to his cyber symposium

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell outside the White House in January. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mike Lindell continues to spread baseless claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. The MyPillow CEO is offering $5 million to anyone who can prove he's wrong. The catch: They have to attend his upcoming cyber symposium in South Dakota. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump and leading promote...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike, Lindell, The Dispatch, Dominion, Skoglund, Eric Metaxas


Mike Lindell is offering $5 million to anyone who can disprove his alleged voter-fraud evidence - if they show up to his cyber symposium conference

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Mike Lindell continues to spread baseless claims that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election. The MyPillow CEO is offering a $5 million bounty to anyone who can prove he's wrong. The catch: you have to attend his upcoming cyber symposium conference in South Dakota. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell...
Tags: Politics, News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, South Dakota, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike, Lindell, The Dispatch, Dominion, Skoglund, Eric Metaxas


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


Biden walks back his comment that Facebook is 'killing people'

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8. Alex Wong/Getty Images President Biden walked back his comments from last week that Facebook is "killing people." Facebook had taken issue with his comments and posted a blog titled "Moving Past the Finger Pointing." Biden said he hoped Facebook would crack down on misinformation and not take what he said "personally." See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Monday walked back his comments about Facebook "killin...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Vivek Murthy, Alex Wong Getty, Tech Insider, Coronavirus, George Floyd, Speed desk, Connor Perrett Katie Canales, Robert F Kennedy Jr Biden


Surgeon General doubles down on criticism of social media, says companies like Facebook need to 'take responsibility' for COVID-19 misinformation

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of social-media companies. Fox News Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Sunday doubled down on his criticism of tech companies. In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Murthy said companies "need to take responsibility" for the spread of COVID-19 misinformation. Murthy last week issued a 22-page advisory declaring misinformation a threat to public health. See more stories on Insider's business page. US Surgeon General Vi...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Politics, Nbc News, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Fox News, Vaccinations, Biden, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Fox News Chris Wallace, Murthy


New Jersey brothers who made 60 million robocalls to sell cesspool cleaners must pay $1.66 million penalty

The FTC's Telemarketing Sales Rule requires telemarketers to disclose the seller's identity. Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock Three New Jersey brothers settled for $1.66 million after making 59.6 million robocalls. "Hello, this is not a sales call or a solicitation," the robocalls began. About 63% of the numbers called were on the National Do-Not-Call Registry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Three New Jersey brothers will pay $1.66 million to settle a federal lawsu...
Tags: News, White House, Sales, Trends, Tech, New Jersey, Carney, Department Of Justice, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Robocalls, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Sean, Carbo


Facebook rejects Joe Biden's claim it's 'killing people' with misinformation, saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has dropped by 50%

President Joe Biden, left, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Reuters/Alan Freed; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Joe Biden said vaccine misinformation on platforms like Facebook is "killing people." Facebook responded by saying vaccine hesitancy among its users has fallen 50% since April 2020. Facebook said Biden is trying to blame it for missing his goal of 60% vaccination by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook is firing back at Joe Biden for claiming the social me...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Biden, University Of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon University, Kennedy, Rosen, Tom Williams


Facebook hit back at Biden, saying the White House is looking for 'scapegoats for missing their vaccine goals'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and President Joe Biden. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/Mark Makela/Getty Images/Business Insider President Biden said platforms like Facebook are "killing people" with vaccine misinformation. Facebook defended itself and said the White House was looking for "scapegoats." The White House failed to reach its goal of inoculating 70% of adults by July 4. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook pushed back at comments President Joe Biden made Frid...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Nbc, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Biden, Misinformation, DYLAN BYERS, Tech Insider, Vaccine Hesitancy, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Kelsey Vlamis, Joe Biden SAUL LOEB


Jen Psaki rejects Fox News reporter Peter Doocy's 'loaded and inaccurate' claim that the White House is 'spying' on Facebook profiles

White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration was "spying" on Fa...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Vaccination, Fox News, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson


Jen Psaki shoots down Fox News reporter Peter Doocy's 'loaded and inaccurate' claim that the White House is 'spying' on Facebook profiles

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Jen Psaki on Friday called a Fox News reporter's question "loaded and inaccurate." The reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked whether the White House was spying on Facebook accounts. Psaki rejected the claim, saying that the profiles are public. See more stories on Insider's business page. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Friday dismissed a Fox News reporter's claim that the Biden administration is "spying" on Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Vaccination, Fox News, Biden, Misinformation, Tucker Carlson


President Biden's message to Facebook: You're 'killing people'

President Joe Biden speaks at the White House. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said that platforms like Facebook are "killing people" by spreading vaccine misinformation. "The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and they're killing people" he said. Facebook did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden said on Friday that platforms like Facebook were "killing peopl...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Nbc, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Vaccines, Biden, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reuters, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, Peter Alexander


The White House isn't letting Facebook off the hook for allowing misinformation to spread on its platforms

The White House wants Facebook to remove misinformation quicker, CNN reported. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday Facebook must remove misinformation quicker. Anthony Fauci said the "disparity in the willingness to be vaccinated" could lead to a COVID surge. White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain recently said Facebook is "a giant source" of vaccine misinformation. See more stories on Insider's business page. The White House wants F...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Misinformation, Vivek Murthy, US Facebook


Reddit's Alexis Ohanian compared Facebook to Marvel villain Thanos, saying its growth is 'inevitable' unless the government intervenes

Alexis Ohanian. Jin S. Lee/Business Insider Alexis Ohanian said Facebook's explosive growth is "inevitable" unless lawmakers intervene. The Reddit founder said government intervention is the only thing to "stop the march" of big tech firms. Regulatory talk is growing louder in Washington as scrutiny mounts on the tech industry. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian said the only thing that can reel in tech's biggest players is the US gove...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, News, Congress, Washington, US, Trends, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Thanos, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tech Companies, Ohanian, Tech Insider


Facebook joins Amazon in requesting the FTC's new chairwoman be removed from any investigations, saying she's biased

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images; GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images; Insider Facebook filed a petition with the FTC to have its chair removed from any company deliberations. Facebook's petition comes two weeks after Amazon made a similar one. Both companies said Khan is biased given her past criticism of Big Tech. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook wants Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan removed from any investigation of the company and has accu...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, House, Antitrust, Khan, Wall Street Journal, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Facebook Facebook, Facebook Amazon Google


Facebook executives weren't happy when their own data showed it perpetuates a right-wing echo chamber

President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Facebook's best-performing pages in the US are often entirely right and far-right wing publications. The data demonstrating as much comes from Facebook's own measurement tool, CrowdTangle. In private, Facebook execs have reportedly bristled at the data tool and what it shows. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite claims by some Republican politicians led by former President T...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Right Wing, Sean Hannity, Ben Shapiro, Boland


Facebook execs weren't happy when their own data showed it perpetuates a right-wing echo chamber

President Donald Trump and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Ethan Miller/Getty Images Facebook's best-performing pages in the US often are entirely right and far-right wing publications. The data demonstrating as much comes from Facebook's own measurement tool, CrowdTangle. In private, Facebook execs have reportedly bristled at the data tool and what it shows. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Despite claims by some Republican politicians led by former President ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, US, Trends, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Fox News, Republican, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Right Wing, Sean Hannity, Ben Shapiro, Boland


A brief history of Stephen Colbert's friendly 'feud' with billionaire Richard Branson

Richard Branson holds up a photo of comedian Stephen Colbert that he brought with him into space, during a press conference after the flight, July 11, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon/Getty Images Late night host Stephen Colbert and billionaire Richard Branson have had an ongoing friendly feud. Branson has doused Colbert with water and pulled down his pants on Colbert's shows. Most recently, Branson brought a tiny on Sunday. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Sunday, Virgin G...
Tags: Science, News, Entertainment, Stephen Colbert, Barack Obama, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Colbert, Richard Branson, Colbert Report, Branson, British Virgin Islands, Tech Insider, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, Virgin Galactic Blue Origin


Amazon is selling products emblazoned with a far-right, white nationalist meme

A Trump supporter wears a "Groyper" meme shirt outside the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021, the day of the Capitol riot. Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images Amazon is selling three products promoting the far-right meme Groyper. Groyper, a spinoff of Pepe the Frog, is closely linked with the white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes. On Monday, Media Matters for America reported additional items that appear to have been removed. Visit Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Washington Post, US, America, Trends, Fbi, Reddit, Donald Trump, Charlottesville, Pepe, Trump


'Oh f--k, how did we miss this?' An upcoming book reveals new details about the meeting where Mark Zuckerberg learned Russia had infiltrated Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP A new book about Facebook reveals new details about Russian interference in the 2016 election. "Oh f---, how did we miss this?" Mark Zuckerberg said during a security brief, according to "An Ugly Truth." Russia-based operatives published about 80,000 posts over two years, Facebook admitted in 2017. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mark Zuckerberg was shocked to learn the Russian government ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington, Russia, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, New York Times, Sheryl Sandberg, Clinton, Zuckerberg


Donald Trump Jr. was mocked for trying to crowdfund legal fees for his dad to sue Facebook, Twitter, and Google

Donald Trump Jr. Alex Wong/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr. asked Telegram users to donate money toward his father's legal fees. Donald Trump is suing Facebook, Twitter, and Google over censorship claims. Telegram users mocked the younger Trump for seeking donations despite the Trump family's wealth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump Jr. was mocked after he asked followers to donate money to support his father's class-action lawsuits against Facebook, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Trends, News UK, Donald Trump, Telegram, Sundar Pichai, Forbes, Trump, Don, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech firms buying up smaller companies and hoarding user data

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign a sweeping executive order on Friday, which includes a crackdown on Big Tech. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can gather and use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House


Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech mergers

President Biden speaks to reporters on July 8 Alex Wong/Getty Images Joe Biden will sign an executive order cracking down on Big Tech, the New York Times reports. Biden's order will tell agencies to scrutinize Big Tech mergers more closely. It will also tell the FTC to draw up rules for how tech companies can use consumer data. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden will on Friday sign an executive order cracking down on the power of Big Tech firms, as fir...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, News, Instagram, Fcc, Privacy, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Data, House, New York Times


What you need to know about Big Tech's Section 230 shield, the internet law that Trump hated and Biden might reform

President Joe Biden. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Section 230 is a part of a US law that allows tech companies to moderate content on their services. It also means they are not liable for illegal things that people say on the platforms. Trump hated the law and wanted to revoke it, while Biden supports some sort of Section 230 reform. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Chatter about Section 230, the part of US law that shields tech companies from ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Media, Washington Post, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump



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