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‘Breeding grounds for radicalization’: Capitol attack panel signals loss of patience with big tech

Subpoenas are an escalation in the committee’s efforts for answers as companies ignored information requests The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol has ordered several social media firms to hand over data relating to the attack, asignificant step toward transparency that could have broader privacy implications.The committee on Thursday subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit for private messages exchanged on the platforms about the attack aas wel...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, US Capitol Attack, Twitter Meta Alphabet


Capitol attack panel subpoenas Google, Facebook and Twitter for digital records

Select committee seeks records related to January 6 attackMove suggests panel is ramping up inquiry of social media postsThe House select committee investigating the Capitol attack subpoenaed Twitter, Meta, Alphabet and Reddit on Thursday for records related to the 6 January insurrection, as it seeks to review data that could potentially incriminate the Trump White House.Facebook is part of Meta and Google is part of Alphabet. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, World news, US news, US politics, House, Reddit, Meta, Alphabet, Capitol, Google Facebook, US Capitol Attack, Trump White House Facebook


January 6 Committee Subpoenas Social Media Giants In Probe of Capitol Attack

The House select committee investigating the deadly Capitol riot has subpoenaed social media giants Twitter, Reddit and the parent companies of Facebook and Google, the panel's chairman said Thursday. CNBC reports: The select committee had asked a trove of records last summer from those and other social companies, but received "inadequate responses" from four of the largest platforms, according to a press release Thursday. The committee is once again demanding that Google parent company Alphabet...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, House, Meta, Cnbc, Thompson, Select Committee, Capitol, Bennie Thompson, Twitter Reddit, Committee Subpoenas Social Media Giants, Alphabet Twitter Reddit


"Working with information from online sleuths who style themselves as 'Sedition Hunters,' the authorities have made more than 700 arrests — with little sign of slowing down."

I'm trying to read in The New York Times.  "Sedition Hunters"?! That stopped me. What is sedition? If you Google, the top article you'll see is in the NYT, from January 7, 2021, one day after the mob scene in the Capitol.  The word "sedition" was on many people’s lips — You know the "many people" and how they talk — how they talk and how they've hunted, assiduously, for a big revolutionary movement among the Trumpsters of America. They've been saying "sedition" for a year, and what have...
Tags: Google, Law, Washington, United States, New York Times, Nyt, Justice Department, Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance


Trump Got Free Speech Wrong in Suit Over Ban, Twitter Says (slashdot)

Twitter asked a federal judge to throw out Donald Trump's lawsuit over his ban from the platform for stoking the U.S. Capitol riot, arguing the company's right to free speech is at stake -- not the former president's. From a report: Twitter's First Amendment rights "are at their apex" in the case because the editorial decisions Trump is challenging relate to matters of public concern, including threats to the peaceful transfer of power, Twitter and its chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey, said ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, News, San Francisco, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Msmash, Twitter Meta Platforms Facebook


Trump Got Free Speech Wrong in Suit Over Ban, Twitter Says

Twitter asked a federal judge to throw out Donald Trump's lawsuit over his ban from the platform for stoking the U.S. Capitol riot, arguing the company's right to free speech is at stake -- not the former president's. From a report: Twitter's First Amendment rights "are at their apex" in the case because the editorial decisions Trump is challenging relate to matters of public concern, including threats to the peaceful transfer of power, Twitter and its chief executive officer, Jack Dorsey, said ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, San Francisco, Tech, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Twitter Meta Platforms Facebook


The Capitol riot suspect who admitted to new felonies while representing himself compared himself to Jesus, new court filings show

Brandon Fellows in the US Capitol on January 6.The US Department of Justice. A Capitol riot defendant who is representing himself filed a series of new lengthy court documents. In the filings, Brandon Fellows lashed out at his former counsel and admitted to obstruction and perjury.  Earlier this year, Fellows admitted to new felonies while representing himself during a bond hearing. A Capitol riot defendant, who made headlines earlier this year for admitting to two new felonies while represen...
Tags: Google, Politics, New York, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Jesus, Capitol, Helen Keller, McFadden, US Capitol, Jeff Merkley, Halverson, Fellows, Trevor McFadden, Jordan Fischer


10 Things in Politics: Kamala Harris' Big Tech problem

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go — click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Kamala Harris owes a big debt to Big Tech — and our digital privacy may pay the priceMeet the Florida Democrats running to oust GOP Gov. Ron DeSantisExclusive: MLB secretly used 2 different types of baseballs last season Jim Watson/Getty; Marianne ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Wills, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Gop


The life and lawsuits of Lucas Wall, a frequent flier who's made it his mission to fight Biden's mask mandate

Frequent flier Lucas Wall outside his mom's place in The Villages, Florida, where he's been stuck since the Biden mask mandate was put in place. Wall, a leader of a coordinated group of anti-maskers, would often say, "I'm still at mom's."Octavio Jones for Insider Lucas Wall is in a legal battle with the Biden administration over mask mandates for travelers. Dozens of anti-maskers have joined him to argue that the mandates are unconstitutional. The administration has rebuked hi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Supreme Court, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, Germany, Virginia, Israel, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Washington Dc, Tsa


Prince Harry says he warned Twitter boss a day before Capitol riot

‘I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. I haven’t heard from him since,’ Harry saysPrince Harry has said he warned Twitter’s boss Jack Dorsey about his platform allowing political unrest a day before the Capitol riot that led to five deaths.The Duke of Sussex made the comments at the RE:WIRED tech forum in the US. He said: “I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged. That email was sent the day before. And then it happened and I haven’t heard from him since.”...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, US, UK News, World news, US news, Prince Harry, Harry, Jack Dorsey, Capitol, Duke of Sussex, US Capitol Attack, Harry saysPrince Harry


The 16 biggest scandals Mark Zuckerberg faced over the last decade as he became one of the world's most powerful people

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in April 2019. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg saw Facebook through a financially successful decade. But despite that success, the decade was increasingly marked by scandals and congressional hearings. Zuckerberg and his company, now renamed Meta, face major scrutiny from the public and lawmakers. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg spent the decade overseeing Facebook's rise in prominence in daily life. From the company'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, News, Instagram, Privacy, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, China, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy


A Republican congressman who blamed Trump for inciting an insurrection just invested thousands in his new social media company

Republican Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana speaks on the House floor at the US Capitol in Washington on December 18, 2019. House Television via AP Indiana Rep. Larry Bucshon invested between $1,000 and $15,000 in Trump's new social media venture. But on Jan 7, he blamed Trump's "dangerous rhetoric" for inciting an insurrection. Bucshon joins far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as being among the first to invest in the SPAC. Republican Rep. Larry Bucshon of Indiana, who unequivocall...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Washington, Trends, Indiana, Taliban, House, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump, Mike Pence, Capitol, SPAC, Greene, Electoral College, US Capitol


10 Things in Politics: Team Pete squashes 2024 talk

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:Pete Buttigieg's people really don't want you to think he's running in 2024The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to Texas' abortion lawWhite House press secretary tests positive for coronavirusWith Phil Rosen. Secretary of...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Scotland, White House, Virginia, US, Trends, G20, European Union, Mario Draghi, Joe Biden, Iran, Rome


Florida federal judge says Trump's former status as a US President doesn't exempt him from Twitter's terms of service

Former President Donald Trump is suing Twitter for suspending his account. Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images and James Devaney/GC Images via Getty Images Twitter's terms of service still apply to former President Donald Trump, says a Florida federal judge. Trump is suing Twitter and its CEO for suspending his account after the January 6 Capitol attack. A clause in Twitter's agreement requires the lawsuit be moved to California, but Trump's lawyers argued...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Florida, Politics, News, California, US, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Capitol, Facebook Twitter


Facebook made $9.2 billion in quarterly profit, more than analysts expected, even amid its whistleblower saga

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook earned $9.2 billion in the third quarter, up from $7.8 billion last year. That's more than analysts expected, even as Facebook faces controversy an internal document leak. The company made most of its money from advertising revenue, which it says might be affected by a recent Apple iOS update and wider economy issues. Facebook earned $9.2 billion in ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, Tech, Cnbc, Sheryl Sandberg, Capitol, Big Tech, AP Facebook, Matthew Loh, Frances Haugen, Frances Haugen Matt McClain, Frances Haugen Haugen


10 Things in Politics: Inside DC's crypto fight

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected]'s what we're talking about:The 12 lobbyists fighting to shape cryptocurrency's future on Capitol HillTrump is suing to stop the Capitol riot committee from getting his recordsFDA plans to let people "mix-and-match" booster shotsWith Phil Rosen. Bitcoin SOPA Images/Get...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Politics, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, China, Iraq, US, America, Newsletter


Top Stories this PM: Dow jumps as stocks notch weekly gains; Apple fires a worker behind #AppleToo movement

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:FDA panel backs J&J booster shot. About 15 million people in the US have received the J&J single-dose vaccine, and Friday's recommendation clears a path for the agency to potentially authorize an extra dose. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna booster shots, the FDA committee recommended all J&J recipients be offered a booster, regardless of age or risk of...
Tags: Apple, UK, England, News, US, Newsletter, Trends, Washington Dc, Fda, Pfizer, Capitol Police, Capitol, Essex England, Parrish, Moderna, David Amess


Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy: 10 Most Wholesome Moments

Family and an attitude of volunteer heroism are major themes in Zack Snyder's three DCEU movies — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League — lending themselves to moments in which the action moves to the wayside and wholesome feelings are allowed to breathe. This gives the characters a chance to show their softer, more vulnerable sides. RELATED: 8 Best Concept Artists of Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy Whether these moments show loved ones interacting with each o...
Tags: London, Entertainment, Superman, Tech, Earth, Kansas, Justice League, Cctv, Batman, Henry Cavill, Barry, Smallville, Victor, Don, Capitol, Jonathan


What made me want to fight for fair AI

My life has always involved centering the voices of those historically marginalized in order to foster equitable communities. Growing up, I lived in a small suburb just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and I was fortunate enough to attend Laurel School, an all-girls school focused on encouraging young women to think critically and solve difficult world problems. But my lived experience at school was so different from kids who lived even on my same street. I was grappling with watching families around ...
Tags: Google, La, Los Angeles, Research, CS, United States, New Jersey, Ai, Mike Brown, Oakland, UC Berkeley, Googlers, Princeton University, Mike, Capitol, CLEVELAND Ohio


Facebook whistleblower to claim company contributed to Capitol attack

Former employee is set to air her claims and reveal her identity in an interview airing Sunday night on CBS 60 Minutes A whistleblower at Facebook will say that thousands of pages of internal company research she turned over to federal regulators proves the social media giant is deceptively claiming effectiveness in its efforts to eradicate hate and misinformation and it contributed to the January 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington DC.The former employee is set to air her claims and reveal he...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Senate, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Cbs, Capitol, US Capitol Attack


Whistleblower says Facebook enabled misinformation by eliminating safeguards too soon after the 2020 election, helping to fuel the Capitol riot, report says

Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images Facebook is mounting a defense against new allegations from a whistleblower, the New York Times reported. The whistleblower says the company turned off crucial safety measures too soon after the 2020 US elections, like limits on live video. These actions caused misinformation to spread quickly and gave rioters easy ways to plan the insurrection, the whistleblower is expected to reveal. See more stories on Insider's business page. A ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Politics, News, US, Trends, Social Media, Nick Clegg, New York Times, Cbs, Times, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Whistleblower, Trump


Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restart his account

Former US President Donald Trump asked a federal judge in Florida on Friday to ask Twitter to restore his account, which the company removed in January citing a risk of incitement of violence.Trump filed a request for preliminary injunction against Twitter in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, arguing the social media company was “coerced” by members of the US Congress to suspend his account.Twitter and several other social media platforms banned Trump from their ser...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Florida, Congress, US, Tech, Afghanistan, Taliban, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Capitol, Twitter Facebook, U S Capitol, Sci-tech, Bloomberg Twitter


10 Things in Politics: Progressives search for the next Bernie

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] other news, Republicans won their first Congressional Baseball Game since 2016. It was an odd scene with so much looming over Washington.Here's what we're talking about:Nancy Pelosi is making a big gamble on infrastructure todayProgressives say 9 rising stars are the top succes...
Tags: Google, UK, New York, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Youtube, Washington, Senate, China, Politico, US, West Virginia, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden


10 Things in Politics: Trump's NJ neighbors dish on living in his shadow

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Happening this morning: Tropical Storm Nicholas is hitting the Gulf Coast after making landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane.Here's what we're talking about:Trump's neighbors on living in shadow of ex-president next doorApple wants you to u...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, US, America, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Taliban


Trump says Mark Zuckerberg 'used to come to the White House to kiss my ass' and calls the Facebook CEO 'sick' for deplatforming him

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Alex Brandon-Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Facebook and other major tech companies in a new interview. He claimed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "used to come to the White House to kiss my ass." Legal experts say Trump's lawsuits against t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, News, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Social Media, Peter Thiel, Fox News, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump


10 Things in Politics: Biden vows to hunt down terrorists after attacks

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:Biden vows to hunt down those responsible for killing 13 US troops in AfghanistanSupreme Court throws out attempt to extend evictions banFederal prison workers are burned out by the pandemic and heading for the exitsWith Phil Rosen. President Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images 1. A DEADLY END TO THE US&...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, Florida, UK, Isis, Texas, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Cdc, Washington, France, Senate, White House, Germany, Islamic State


Facebook releases a glimpse of its most popular posts, but we don’t learn much

Facebook is out with a new report collecting the most popular posts on the platform, responding to critics who believe the company is deliberately opaque about its top performing content. Facebook’s new “widely viewed content reports” will come out quarterly, reflecting most viewed top News Feed posts in the U.S. every three months — not exactly the kind of realtime data monitoring that might prove useful for observing emerging trends. With the new data set, Facebook hopes to push back against c...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Yahoo, Social Media, Tech, Software, United States, News Feed, New-York-Times, Computing, Green Bay Packers, The New York Times, Abc News, Zuckerberg


Actor suspected of taking part in Capitol riot arrested in Burbank

An actor accused of being in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in January and explicitly addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on camera identified himself to a crowd on his way out of the restricted building, allowing investigators to track him down and arrest him in Burbank, federal officials said Friday, Aug. 13. Michael Aaron Carico, 33, was taken into custody by federal agents on Wednesday, Aug. 11, according to a warrant issued for his arrest. He was seen in numerous photos and videos ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Navy, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, House, Pentagon, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Biden, Capitol


Capitol riot suspect who wore Navy hat and camouflaged shirt during the Jan. 6 insurrection never actually served in the military, FBI says

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6 Brent Stirton/Getty Images A suspected Capitol rioter wore a Navy hat and a camouflage shirt with an American flag on it on January 6. But federal investigators could not find evidence that the accused rioter actually served in the military. One in 10 people charged in the riots are veterans or current service members, CNN reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Fl...
Tags: Google, Florida, Politics, Navy, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, House, Nancy, CHS, Trump, Capitol, United States Navy, US Capitol, Carico


10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

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:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
Tags: Apple, Usa, Texas, Congress, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Virginia, Berlin, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap



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