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Daily Crunch: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court

A California court weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes popular apps over data collection practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. This is your Daily Crunch for October 23, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft defeated again in court A California appeals court ruled that yes, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, meaning that they must be classified as employees, rather than independent contractors. The judge ruled that contrary to the rideshare ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, California, France, Senate, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Huawei, Phil Libin, Dorsey, Zuckerberg


Facebook and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress in November on how they handled the election

Shortly after voting to move forward with a pair of subpoenas, the Senate Judiciary Committee has reached an agreement that will see the CEOs of two major social platforms testify voluntarily in November. The hearing will be the second major congressional appearance by tech CEOs arranged this month. Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg will answer questions at the hearing, set for November 17 — two weeks after election day. The Republican-led committee is chaired by South Caro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Jack Dorsey, South Carolina, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Lindsey Graham


Senate subpoenas could force Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify on New York Post controversy

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Thursday, meaning that there might be two big tech CEO hearings on the horizon. Republicans in the committee declared their interest in a hearing on “the platforms’ censorship of New York Post articles” after social networks limited the reach of a dubious story purporting to contain hacked materials implicating Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, in impropriety involving a Ukrai...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Fox News, Graham, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Trump


Senate Republicans Vote To Subpoena Facebook and Twitter CEOs About Alleged Censorship

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about their handling of a recent unverified New York Post article about former Vice President Joe Biden's son. From a report: Twelve Republicans on the committee voted to authorize the subpoenas and ten Democrats sat out the markup in a protest of the session's earlier vote on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Zuckerberg and Do...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Supreme Court, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Democratic


Watch: New ad asks if Facebook makes Zuckerberg's kids proud, airing tonight

"I really just care about building something that my girls are going to grow up and be proud of me for," Mark Zuckerberg told CNN Money. Now the clip is being used in a new ad created by Accountable Tech, airing tonight during the presidential debate, reminding us of Facebook's catastrophic failings and Zuckerberg's empty words. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Video, News, Zuckerberg, Empty Words


Facebook is working on Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone based on local groups

Using social networks to connect with neighbors and local services has surged during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Facebook — with 2.7 billion users globally — is now looking at how it can tap into that in a more direct way. In the same week that it was reported that Nextdoor is reportedly gearing up to go public, Facebook has started to test a Nextdoor clone, Neighborhoods, which suggests Facebook-generated Neighborhood groups (with a capital N, more on that below) local to you to join to conne...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Social Networks, Tech, Communities, Groups, Facebook Groups, Calgary, Sarah, Zuckerberg, Nextdoor, SPAC, Calgary Canada, Grigg, TechCrunch Facebook


The Justice Department just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses, lawmakers could be encouraged to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data and Apple loses control over its App Store market...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Politics, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Tech, House


The Justice Dept just slapped Google with a landmark antitrust lawsuit. That could be bad news for Amazon, Facebook, and Apple.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday morning, which could be have implications for other tech giants Apple, Facebook, and Amazon. If Google loses it could encourage lawmakers to rein in other tech giants, potentially going as far as breaking up parts of their business. Successful antitrust action could mean Amazon loses important third-party seller data, and Apple loses control over its ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Politics, News, Instagram, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, US, Trends, Tech, House


We need universal digital ad transparency now

Laura Edelson Contributor Share on Twitter Laura Edelson is a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and is a team member on The Online Political Transparency Project. Erika Franklin Fowler Contributor Share on Twitter Erika Franklin Fowler is Professor of Government at Wesleyan University where she directs the We...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Column, Twitter, Media, Advertising Tech, Opinion, Tech, Snapchat, Mozilla, Digital Advertising, Pichai, Dorsey, Targeted Advertising


GOP senators plan to subpoena Jack Dorsey to testify about Twitter's decision to block the link to an unverified and dubious story about Hunter Biden's emails

Joshua Roberts/Reuters Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee plan to subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify about Twitter's decision to block links to a dubious New York Post article about Joe Biden's son. The New York Post article contains unverified emails purportedly taken from Hunter Biden's laptop that were provided to the newspaper by Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Hunter Biden has denied the story's veracity. Twitter said it blocked people from sharing ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Texas, Obama, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, Missouri, Ted Cruz, Republican, Jack Dorsey


The Most Shameless Promoters Of The Bogus ‘Biden Emails’ Disinfo Campaign

Since the New York Post dropped a whopper of an attempted hit job on Joe Biden, mainstream conservatives have circled together to create an echo chamber to promote the article. Nothing in the story – from premise to conclusion – adds up, and it fails on its own terms. Even the person that Biden was alleged to have met with publicly said last year that he met with Kurt Volker, President Trump’s top envoy for the Ukraine crisis. Separately, the New York Times reported on Wednesday that American...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, News, White House, Politico, Joe Biden, Iran, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Iowa, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Biden


A Facebook exec shares Mark Zuckerberg's 4-step rule for following your dreams and succeeding in your career

Naomi Gleit, Facebook's vice president of product and social impact, remembers life advice Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a group of teens seven years ago. Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue Naomi Gleit, Facebook's vice president of product and social impact, has been working at the tech giant for more than 15 years. Over the course of her career, she's had a lot of face time with Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg. She remembers one time, in 2013, when he shared his 4-st...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Career Development, Career Advice, Zuckerberg, Tech Insider, Career Advancement, East Palo Alto California, Naomi Gleit, Gleit, Naomi Gleit Facebook, Marguerite Ward, Sean Parker Facebook


Facebook is finally banning anti-vax ads from its platform and Instagram

Anti-vaxxers must be steaming. In an effort to curb health misinformation amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook has revealed it’ll start purging ads that discourage vaccines and immunization on its platform and Instagram. As the Wall Street Journal notes, this is hardly the first time the Zuckerberg empire has promised to crack down on vaccine misinformation. Last year, the company made a similar pledge, but later acknowledged it had failed to remove paid ads from a prominent anti-vax group ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Wall Street Journal, Zuckerberg


'Facebook simply would not exist today if not for Bletchley Park,' says social network – but don't hold that against it

Zuckerberg and UK government throw code-breaking site funding lifeline From the Department of Definitely Not Evil comes news that Facebook is donating £1m to Britain's Bletchley Park computing landmark.…
Tags: Facebook, UK, Software, Britain, Bletchley Park, Zuckerberg


Brand News for Tuesday October 13

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions, as streaming beco...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Advertising, Disney, Best, Walgreens, Brooklyn, Ireland, Ikea, Palantir, Zuckerberg, Kroger, Optoro, Kohl


Facebook will now remove posts that deny or distort the Holocaust

Facebook has updated its hate speech policy to “prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust”. Why is this surprising? This is a u-turn from Facebook’s earlier stance on Holocaust denial. In October 2018, Zuckerberg himself had defended the company leaving such content online because “there are things that different people get wrong” and that he didn’t believe that Holocaust deniers “are intentionally getting it wrong”. He had clarified that Facebook’s goal with fake news was “not ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Instagram, US, United Nations, Myanmar, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Content Moderation, Holocaust Denial


Zuckerberg: Holocaust Denial Is Bad Now

By 2009, Facebook had established its first content moderation team known internally as the “porn cops.” The responsibility of hunting down posts containing spam and porn fell to a team of 150 entry-level workers. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Hate Speech, Zuckerberg, Holocaust Denial


Facebook bans holocaust denial

Zuckerberg, having given up on Trump, no longer needs to keep the far-right dog and pony show going on Facebook. Last week QAnon was banned, and now holocaust denial. Removing content that denies or distorts the Holocaust may seem like an obvious decision for a company that is frequently accused of enabling hate speech. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Zuckerberg, Trump


Facebook Bans Holocaust Denial On its Platform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that the tech giant would be expanding its hate speech policies to ban any content that "denies or distorts the Holocaust." From a report: Zuckerberg was caught flat-footed in a 2018 interview with Kara Swisher, then host of the Recode Decode podcast, when he said that he didn't believe Facebook should take down Holocaust denial content because "I think there are things that different people get wrong," even if unintentionally. Zuckerberg quickly cla...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, Zuckerberg, Swisher, Kara Swisher, Monika Bickert


Priscilla Chan said she's proud of how Mark Zuckerberg has handled backlash over Facebook's policing of misinformation and conspiracy theories like QAnon

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg attend the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Red Carpet at NASA Ames Research Center on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Doctor and philanthropist Priscilla Chan said she's proud of how her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has handled all the challenges that the company has been facing, including fielding criticism ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Facebook has been hit with widespread backl...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Tech Companies, CHAN, Mountain View California, NASA Ames Research Center, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tech Insider, Sheinelle Jones, Katie Canales


Seeking accountability from social media sites, Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi says safe harbour ‘cannot be accepted anymore’

Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has called for the formulation of guidelines to hold social media websites accountable. She  to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, telling him that the current legal framework under which companies like Facebook operate, which provides them with immunity on the basis of their status as intermediaries, “cannot be accepted anymore”. Chaturvedi was writing primarily to demand an investigation into the reports of more than 80,000 fake accounts that wer...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Congress, India, BJP, US, Social Media, United States, Delhi, Mumbai, Wall Street Journal, Journal, WSJ


Cash-strapped local officials reportedly rushed to secure part of Mark Zuckerberg's $250 million donation to cover debt and other costs incurred ahead of the election

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP Nearly 2,000 of the nation's election offices are seeking part of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's $250 million donation to help offset election costs, per a Recode report. Zuckerberg and his wife donated the funds to help local and state officials ramp up voting infrastructure and COVID-19 safety measures leading up to the 2020 pr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Voting, Washington, US, Trends, Maine, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan, House Financial Services Committee, Andrew Harnik, Dallas County Texas, Cambridge Analytica


Sacha Baron Cohen just slammed Facebook for being a home for conspiracy theories that could 'kill democracy as we know it'

Sacha Baron Cohen attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic Actor Sacha Baron Cohen wrote an op-ed for Time condemning social media platforms for allowing misinformation to spread, and he singled out Facebook in particular. The "Borat" actor, who has come out hard against Facebook before, said the company is a "dutiful ally" to President Donald Trump and attacked the firm for its failure to fact-check ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Microsoft, Time, Trends, Social Media, Silicon Valley, Time Magazine, Donald Trump, Sacha Baron Cohen, Zuckerberg, Trump, Tech Companies, Cohen, Los Angeles California


Facebook isn't just banning political ads — it will also remove posts with 'content that seeks to intimidate voters'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown University in 2019. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Facebook is taking sweeping precautionary measures ahead of the US presidential election. Among those steps is increased moderation of posts with "content that seeks to intimidate voters," including the use of "militarized language" regarding poll watching. The new policy is part of a years-long overhaul of how Facebook operates before, during, and after major elections. Visit Busi...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, Elections, US, Trends, Social Media, United States, Election, Zuckerberg, Trump, Election 2020, Georgetown University, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Moderation


10 things in tech you need to know today

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag visits Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 01, 2020 in Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump is expected to visit the monument and speak before the start of a fireworks display on July 3. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. . The social network is under pressure to counteract misinformation on its platform.B...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Etsy, Youtube, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, House, Donald Trump, Alexa, Zuckerberg, Nordic, Trump


‘The Social Network’ Sequel: Aaron Sorkin Still Wants to Write It, on One Condition

The Social Network is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and a lot has changed in the world – and the world of Facebook – since the film’s release. Since then, the social media giant has only gotten worse, becoming a kind of petri dish for insane conspiracy theories and election meddling that has significantly weakened American democracy. And Mark Zuckerberg, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg as kind of a harmless jerk in the movie, has only grown more reviled for his actions, and inactions...
Tags: Sequels, Aaron-Sorkin, David-Fincher, Scott-Rudin, The Social Network


Facebook Widens Ban On Political Ads As Alarm Rises Over Election

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: On Wednesday, Facebook said it would take more preventive measures to keep political candidates from using it to manipulate the election's outcome and its aftermath. The company now plans to prohibit all political and issue-based advertising after the polls close on Nov. 3 for an undetermined length of time. And it said it would place notifications at the top of the News Feed notifying people that no winner had been decided until a vic...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, New York Times, Zuckerberg, Trump, Rosen, Joseph R Biden Jr, Guy Rosen, Facebook Widens


An ad attacking Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook's handling of misinformation is slated to run during Wednesday's vice presidential debate

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images An ad slamming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the company's handling of misinformation is expected to run during Wednesday's presidential debate, per a CNN report. The ad is already posted online and features Zuckerberg's commentary at a congressional hearing overlaid...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, Advertising, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Cnn, House, Capitol Hill, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Election 2020, Asahi Shimbun, House Financial Services Committee


Limit acquisitions, overhaul antitrust laws, enforcement to rein in Big Tech: US Antitrust Committee

Radical overhauls to the antitrust laws, stringent enforcement, and restricting acquisitions are some of the recommendations that the United States’ House Judiciary Committee’s report on Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google has made to limit the dominance of Big Tech in the country. The report has criticised these companies for buying off potential rivals, giving preference to their own products, and abusing their dominance against sellers and workers. Each of these companies has “expanded and ex...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Cook, News, Instagram, Congress, Digital, Competition, United States, Antitrust, Waze, Doj, Justice Department


The rise of Kevin Systrom, who founded Instagram 10 years ago and built it into one of the most popular apps in the world

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  The New York Times reported last month that Systrom was rece...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Instagram, Stanford, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, David