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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


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


Coronavirus live: White House official tests positive; virus spread grows 150% in a week in France

Tokyo 2020 could make late call on whether Games begin; infections in France grow at unprecedented rate due to Delta variantDelta variant accounts for 83% of new cases in US, CDC director saysEngland border officials told not to make Covid checks on green and amber list arrivalsIndia’s excess deaths during Covid ‘could be 10 times official toll’Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene’s account over misinformationSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.00pm BST A fully vaccinated White House offic...
Tags: Twitter, Cdc, France, White House, India, US, World news, Pakistan, Tokyo, US State Department, Jen Psaki, Coronavirus, COVID, Marjorie Taylor Greene


Twitter temporarily suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's account over Covid misinfo

After posting conspiratorial nonsense about Covid vaccines late Monday, Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene vanished from Twitter along with the tweets in question. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that she'd received a 12-hour suspension from the service and was obliged to take down the misinfo. — Read the rest
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, News, Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Banhammer


Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter for claiming COVID-19 is 'not dangerous' to most people

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has gained notoriety for peddling baseless conspiracy theories. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for COVID-19 misinformation. She said, falsely, that the virus is only dangerous to older and obese people. On a Facebook live, she misrepresented her statements and said she was being "canceled." See more stories on Insider's business page. Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was suspended from Twitter...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Media, Cdc, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, News UK, Greene, Matt Gaetz, COVID, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Mia Jankowicz


Angela Merkel's successor caught laughing on camera while visiting devastating German flood scenes

Armin Laschet, leader of the German CDU party, caught laughing on camera on July 17, 2021. Deutsche Welle Angela Merkel's successor was laughing on camera while visiting a flood-ravaged town in Germany. Armin Laschet of the German CDU party apologized on Saturday after severe online backlash. Germany is set to vote at upcoming elections in September. See more stories on Insider's business page. Angela Merkel's potential successor apologized on Saturday after he was caught laug...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Colorado, Germany, Angela Merkel, Trends, News UK, Belgium, Merkel, Flooding, Cdu, Reuters, Frank Walter Steinmeier, North Rhine Westphalia, Jeremy Cliffe, Armin Laschet


Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platformsThe vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found. Related: ‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid disinformation Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Internet, White House, Social Media, World news, US news, Biden, Coronavirus, CCDH, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH


Feds: California Men Discussed 'Terrorist' Attacks on Twitter and Facebook, Other Targets

Two California men have been indicted in connection with an apparent plot to attack the state’s Democratic Party headquarters, located in Sacramento, the Justice Department said Friday. The men also discussed attacks at other locations throughout the state that they “associated with Democrats,” including the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, California, Sacramento, Software, Computing, Justice Department, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Democratic Party, South of Market San Francisco, The Anarchist Cookbook, Universal Windows Platform Apps


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene misgenders Caitlyn Jenner, calling her a 'man in a dress'

Caitlyn Jenner. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene misgendered CA gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, calling her a "man in a dress." Jenner responded by referring to a settlement reached between Greene and a liberal PAC in March. "Tough talk coming from someone who backed down to the woke mob and settled out of court with a Twitter troll," Jenner wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia misgendered conser...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, California, Los Angeles, CA, Trends, Georgia, Gop, Caitlyn Jenner, Jenner, Greene, Trumper, Lauren Frias, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Misgendering, Caitlyn Jenner Axelle Bauer Griffin Getty


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


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


Trump said he was happy to be banned from Twitter because it gave him time to 'read papers that I wouldn't read,' book says

Donald Trump. Getty Trump told The Wall Street Journal's Michael Bender that he was glad to be banned from Twitter. He said the ban allowed him "to make phone calls, and do other things and read papers that I wouldn't read." The ex-president also said he believed the statements his office put out after the ban were "much more elegant." See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump said he was glad to be banned from Twitter because, among other thing...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, Trends, Social Media, New Jersey, Ban, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Twitter Facebook, Bender


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


'We know you love the guy': Fox host mocks colleagues on air for fawning over Trump

Fox News panel show "Outnumbered" on July 7, 2021 Fox News A Fox News host deflated her Trump-enthusiast colleagues in an on-air segment. The quip from Gillian Turner came in a segment on Trump's lawsuit against social media companies. Turner noted that their love of Trump may cloud their view of his motivations. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Fox News host mocked her colleagues on air for their enthusiasm for former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying: "we ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Media, White House, Trends, Social Media, Fox, News UK, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Outnumbered, Jesse Watters, Turner, Trump


Why making Facebook follow the First Amendment would be catastrophic

Former US president Donald Trump’s family businesses are in jeopardy. His financial future is in flux. And the entire world’s waiting to see if he or one of his children will be charged with a crime soon. It’s safe to say he isn’t having his best week. And, of course, that means he’s filed a frivolous lawsuit to rile up and distract his base of sycophants from the reality of his unfolding legal situation. As TNW’s Thomas Macaulay reported earlier today, Trump’s filed a class suit against the CEO...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, US, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, Trump, Google Facebook, Thomas Macaulay, Next Featured


Former President Sues Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in Desperate Plea for Platform

After getting “canceled” by them earlier this year, Donald Trump has announced a trifecta of class action lawsuits against Twitter, Google, and Facebook, thus generously giving Americans the opportunity to join our former POTUS in his valiant mission for personal revenge.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Software, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Operating Systems, Text Messaging, Trumpism, Facebook Twitter, Twitter Google, Google LLC


Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook and Twitter, immediately starts fundraising off it

Former President Donald Trump/ JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Minutes after Donald Trump announced lawsuits against social media giants, the fundraising started. Fundraising email and text blasts went out right after Trump made a speech on the lawsuits. "I am SUING Facebook & Twitter for UNCONSTITUTIONAL CENSORSHIP," one of the texts reads. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump wasted no time seeking a fundraising boost off the heels of his lawsuit...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Lawsuit, Trends, New York Times, Fundraising, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Trump, Rnc, Eric, Facebook Google, Don Jr, Nick Corasaniti


Trump reportedly plans to sue Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey after Facebook and Twitter banned him

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Mandel Ngan/AFP, Tobias Hase/Picture Alliance, all via Getty Images Trump plans to file lawsuits against Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey Wednesday, per Axios report. The suits come after Twitter and Facebook booted him from their platforms following the January 6 riot. Trump and other Republicans have waged a war against the two firms over alleged censorship of right-wing users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Social Media, Paypal, Fox News, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Twitter and Facebook, Tom Williams


Trump is suing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs after he was banned on social media

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call, Mandel Ngan/AFP, Tobias Hase/Picture Alliance, all via Getty Images Trump said Wednesday that he is suing Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their executives. The suits come after social media platforms banned him following the January 6 riot. Trump and other Republicans have waged a war against the two firms over alleged censorship of right-wing users. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump said he is filing class-action laws...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Social Media, Paypal, Fox News, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Nyu, Trump, Sen Ted Cruz, Facebook Google


A string of top accounts on the new pro-Trump app GETTR were hacked and defaced on its July 4 launch day

Several verified accounts were targeted in the cyberattack, including those of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Jason Miller, and Mike Pompeo. GETTR GETTR, founded by former Trump aide Jason Miller, was hacked on the day of its official launch. The accounts of Miller, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Mike Pompeo, and other Trump allies were targeted. A man claiming responsibility told Insider the hack was "easy" to pull off. See more stories on Insider's business page. GETTR, the new social media platfo...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Technology, News, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Hacked, News UK, Donald Trump, Cyberattacks, Trump, Mother Jones, NewsMax, Jason Miller, Mike Pompeo, Steve Bannon


A Fox News host is building a payment service for conservatives intended to 'cancel cancel culture' after Stripe and PayPal banned Trump

Dan Bongino at Fox News Channel Studios in New York City in June 2019. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Fox News host Dan Bongino launched his AlignPay payment platform on Wednesday. He built the PayPal-like service after Stripe and other companies banned Trump after January 6. Some on the right continue to believe that internet platforms discriminate against conservatives. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News host Dan Bongino unveiled a new online payment platform on Wednesda...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, Trends, Social Media, Paypal, Fox News, Secret Service, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump




The Station: Robotaxi apps on the rise, an AI pioneer’s new startup and mobility event highlights

Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. Welp, the mobility event is over and we had loads of interesting interviews and anyone with an Extra Crunch subscription can access the videos. For instance, Rita Liao moderated a panel with executives from three Chinese robotaxi companies — WeRide, AutoX and Momenta — that also test and develop in Europe and the United States. One inter...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Asia, Twitter, Europe, Indonesia, California, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Softbank, America, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg


10 Things in Politics: Gaetz's law-school classmates want him to resign

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:Matt Gaetz's former classmates say he's an embarrassment to William & Mary Law SchoolBiden's plan to send $400 billion to help families caring for loved ones with disabilities is in jeopardy as infrastructure talks falterBenjamin Netanyahu is officially out of powerOne thing to watch for: DHS Secreta...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Florida, Maryland, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Afghanistan


Trump said he might have banned Facebook as president but 'Zuckerberg kept calling' and 'telling me how great I was'

Donald Trump and Mark Zuckerberg. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Trump made the statement after Nigeria banned Twitter, which deleted a tweet from its president. Trump is permanently banned from Twitter, and from Facebook until January 2023. He also said "2024?" referencing the next election - he has reportedly said he plans to run again. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said more countries should ban Twitte...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Nigeria, Trends, Social Media, Peter Thiel, Cbs, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Muhammadu Buhari, Gayle King, Reuters Nigeria


Trump congratulates Nigeria for Twitter ban, says more countries should do the same

Former President Donald Trump today issued a statement supporting the Nigerian government’s decision to suspend Twitter activities in the West African country. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” he said in the statement. The ex-President also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban not only Twitter but Facebook too. “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, White House, Nigeria, Tech, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Muhammadu Buhari


Trump congratulates Nigeria, which he once called a 's---hole' country, for shutting down Twitter

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump congratulated Nigeria for suspending Twitter and suggested more countries ban the platform. Repressive governments like Iran and China already censor Twitter and other social media sites. Trump once referred to African nations as "s---hole" countries while in the White House, according to WaPo. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated Nigeria for...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, China, Nigeria, International, Trends, Iran, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Muhammadu Buhari, Capitol


Trump: I ‘should have’ banned Facebook, but Zuckerberg ‘kept calling me’

Many of us have relationships with people who, for whatever reason, leave us with lingering regrets. For the 45th president of the US that person is apparently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Former president Trump today issued an official statement lamenting his leniency with social media companies during his time in the White House: Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowi...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, White House, Nigeria, US, Social Media, Tech, Zuckerberg, Trump


Nigeria Will Arrest and Prosecute Users That Try to Get Around Its Twitter Ban

One day after it banned Twitter, Nigeria announced that authorities would arrest and prosecute users who attempted to use the social network, whose app and website were still available to some in the country on Saturday despite the ban. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Nigeria, Amnesty International, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar Malami, South of Market San Francisco, Twitter Nigeria, Nigerian People, Nigerian Muslims, Olumide Akpata


A right-wing writer who crowdfunded $100,000 to repair the Puerto Rico home of AOC's grandmother says she declined to accept the money

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Right-wing writer Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire raised over $100,000 for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's grandmother in Puerto Rico. Ocasio-Cortez posted photos of her grandmother's home after Hurricane Maria. She called out delayed relief. Walsh accused the NY lawmaker of "virtue-signaling." See more stories on Insider'...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, New York, News, US, Trends, Donald Trump, Ny, Gofundme, Puerto Rico, Trump, Walsh, Aoc, House Financial Services Committee, Matt Walsh, Tom Williams



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